The Jacobs Affair was, in some respects, a watershed moment in Anglo-Jewish history. The 1964 controversy eventually abated, but the tension it had generated would not lay dormant for long. The creation of a new organization of Masorti synagogues, as well as a few other events in the following years, triggered renewed debates in the country over Louis Jacobs’s philosophy and legacy. Explore some of these fascinating chapters of Anglo-Jewish history in the following categories:
Recollections and comments by Masorti institutions or officials about the Jacobs Affair and its consequences.
Ensuing clashes between the United Synagogue and Masorti concerning questions of personal status of individuals.
Renewed outbursts in the media directly linked to the original Jacobs Affair.