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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

August 16, 2018 7:29 am

Jewish Law Requires Us to Protect the Environment

"When you besiege a city for many days to wage war against it to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an...

August 9, 2018 8:03 am

We Must Achieve Unity, Despite Our Divisions

In our day, the word "tolerance" has become very popular, as have words such as "pluralism," "democracy," and "unity." These terms are used so often...

July 26, 2018 1:49 pm

The Revelation Is Taking Place Today

“Be Careful and Guard your Life Diligently, Lest You Forget The Events That Your Eyes Saw.” (Devarim 4:9) In the Pirkei Avot, we find a rather radical...

July 20, 2018 11:18 am

Tish’a B’Av — The Ninth of Av: Who Needs the Temple?

One of the most puzzling elements of Jewish tradition is the institution of the Temple and its sacrificial rites. Although the Temple served many purposes,...

July 5, 2018 12:23 pm

The Search for God: The Greatness and the Present Setback of Halachic Living

There is little doubt that Halacha greatly complicates life for the religious Jew. There is no other religion that requires so much dedication and includes...

June 28, 2018 3:26 pm

A Scandalous Halachic Decision Disgraces Ethiopian Jews — and Judaism Itself

When I joined the Jewish people as a young man of 16 -- being the child of a mixed marriage -- I could not have...

June 21, 2018 7:57 am

Only the Weak Use Force and Coercion to Get Their Way

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, "Since you did not have faith in Me to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of...

June 14, 2018 2:07 pm

Parshat Korach: Finding Happiness in Others’ Success

They assembled against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much upon yourselves, for the entire congregation are all holy, and the...

June 7, 2018 1:36 pm

Parasha Shelach: Speaking Lashon Hara About the World

They spread an [evil] report about the land which they had scouted, telling the children of Israel, "The land we passed through to explore is...

May 27, 2018 10:56 am

Why a Second Yom Tov?

One of the most puzzling laws in Halacha (Jewish law) is the requirement to observe a second Yom Tov (festival day) in all Jewish communities...

May 18, 2018 4:07 pm

The Deeper Meaning of Shavuot — Balancing Authenticity and Norms

One of humanity’s strongest longings today is the need for authenticity. We want to be ourselves -- or to become ourselves. We admire childrens' spontaneity, because they...

May 10, 2018 8:20 am

Parshat Bechukotai: To Have or To Be, That Is the Question

“Your threshing season will last until your grape harvest and your grape harvest will last until the time you plant. You will have your fill...

April 27, 2018 2:18 pm

A Forgotten Mission: The True Responsibility of Being Jewish

There is a high price to pay for living as a Jew. One must be holy in order to be accepted. One is commanded to...

April 19, 2018 3:04 pm

Seventy Years of an Unyielding 3,330-Year Marriage

This year's Yom HaAtzmaut commemorates the anniversary of a marriage that has lasted more than 3,000 years -- and has now completed its 70th year. This...


Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’ - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their...


US Redirects Syria Funds, Emphasizes It Is Not Withdrawing

The US State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and emphasized that the move did not signal a retreat by Washington...


Two Palestinian Rioters Killed on Gaza Border, Jerusalem Stabber Shot Dead

Israeli troops killed two Palestinian rioters and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian mediators tried to clinch a truce...

Middle East

Flourishing Trade Between Israel and Arab States ‘a Glimpse’ of...

Far from being targeted for "boycotts, divestment and sanctions," Israel's trade with its Middle Eastern neighbors is in fact blossoming, a...