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Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo is the Founder and Dean of the David Cardozo Academy, as well as the author of 13 books and numerous articles in both English and Hebrew. Hailing from the Netherlands, Rabbi Cardozo is known for his original and often fearlessly controversial insights into Judaism.

ARTICLES BY: Nathan Lopes Cardozo

January 3, 2019 7:00 am

The Non-Existent God and Our Need to Serve Him

According to one quote, “God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.” Indeed, to describe God is like trying to present something...

December 17, 2018 1:14 pm

Judaism Needs Big Ideas and to Challenge the Orthodoxy

It is time to start thinking big about Judaism. Great opportunities are awaiting us, and too much is at stake to let them pass by....

December 6, 2018 9:43 am

Parashat Mikketz: The Pain of Being a Tzaddik

When looking at the lives of the Avot, the three forefathers of the people of Israel, it is remarkable to note that not one of...

November 29, 2018 12:01 pm

Parashat Vayeshev: Hanukkah and the Future of Israel

History -- the study of cause and effect in our world -- has been a serious challenge for honest historians. In many ways, interpreting history...

November 25, 2018 10:25 am

Parashat Vayishlach: A Warning to Israel’s Chief Rabbinate

The Jews’ most formidable enemy in Biblical times was the nation of Amalek. This nation was, and symbolically still is, the personification of evil, brutality,...

November 14, 2018 12:45 pm

Should We Be Fearful of Religion?

Being religious is fraught with danger. People are often pulled in directions where they can easily break their necks. To be religious is to allow...

November 8, 2018 9:21 am

Parashat Toldot: Admitting a Mistake (Even God Does)

Nothing is more difficult than admitting a mistake, yet nothing is more human than making one. In several places, the Torah deals with the need for...

October 24, 2018 9:15 am

The Curse of Religious Boredom

"Man is the only animal that can be bored." -- Erich Fromm Psychologists tell us that one of man's greatest enemies today is boredom. Sometimes, when...

October 18, 2018 9:59 am

We Will Never Understand God’s Motives and Must Learn to Accept It

And God said to Noah: "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth has become full of robbery because of them,...

October 11, 2018 10:11 am

Parshat Noach: ‘Because of Our Sins, This Has Befallen Us?’

And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth has become full of robbery because of them,...

October 4, 2018 1:46 pm

Conversion Is Not About Halachah

Is conversion at all possible? This may sound like a rhetorical question, since the answer is in the affirmative. Yet, this question goes to the...

September 26, 2018 12:12 pm

Simchat Torah: Technology and the Outdated Torah Scroll

We will soon be celebrating Simchat Torah, and Jews throughout the world will dance with Sifrei Torah in their synagogues, community centers, university campuses, and...

September 17, 2018 10:07 am

Yom Kippur: Do We Deserve Life?

Few matters are more difficult to understand than the nature and purpose of Yom Kippur. What is it that this awesome day wants to tell...

September 9, 2018 7:50 am

Rosh Hashanah: Fairy Tales and Humor

Yes, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are serious days. They require us to place God at the center of our lives and then to repent...


Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi,...

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...


Trump Missile Defense Review Calls North Korea ‘Extraordinary Threat&...

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped US missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months...


Israeli Navy Rescues French Sailor Stranded in Mediterranean Sea

A French sailor stranded in the Mediterranean Sea was saved on Thursday night by the Israeli Navy, the IDF said. In a tweet on Friday, the Israeli military noted the sailor -- whose...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Calls for Syria’s Return to Arab Lea...

Lebanon's Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called on Friday for reinstating Syria into the Arab League. "Syria should return to us ... Syria...