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The Jewish Chronicle - - JUDAISM -

IN his book We Have Rea­son to Be­lieve, pub­lished in 1957, Rabbi Dr Louis Ja­cobs ar­gued that the To­rah was not dic­tated word­for-word to Moses but evolved un­der divine in­spi­ra­tion over time.

CHIEF Rabbi Dr Is­rael Brodie re­tal­i­ated by block­ing Rabbi Ja­cobs’s ap­point­ment as prin­ci­pal of Jews’ Col­lege in 1961 and later his re­turn to the New West United Syn­a­gogue.

IN 1964, Rabbi Ja­cobs founded the New Lon­don Syn­a­gogue, lead­ing to the birth of the Ma­sorti move­ment.

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