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avatar Nathan Lopes Cardozo
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


October 11, 2017 11:19 am
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Simchat Torah: The Unyielding Sefer Torah

Simchat Torah presents us with a rare paradox. On no other occasion do we celebrate our relationship with the Torah as we do on this...

August 17, 2017 11:17 am
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Why We Need a Year of Mourning for Our Parents

The Torah warns us against excessive mourning in a most unusual way: “You are the children of God your Lord. Do not mutilate yourselves and...

June 15, 2017 10:16 am
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Finding the Goodness in Our World

Woody Allen, a keen but unusual observer of our world, once remarked: “More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path...

May 5, 2017 11:26 am
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Jews Are Not Inherently Righteous; Only Our Actions Make Us So

No word in the Torah is as central to Judaism as the word kedusha (holiness). But no word in the Jewish tradition is as dangerous as this...

March 30, 2017 6:38 am
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Why Sacrifices?

Does Judaism really need animal sacrifices? Would it not be better off without them? After all, the sacrificial cult seems to weaken Judaism. What should a highly...

March 9, 2017 8:00 am
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Purim and the Challenge of the Holocaust

In the midrash on Mishlei, we read the following: All of the festivals will be nullified in the future [the messianic age], but Purim will never be...

February 23, 2017 9:04 am
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Toys — and the Torah — Require Questions and Imagination

One of the most unique talents that human beings are blessed with is the faculty of imagination. Unlike any other creature, humans have nearly unlimited potential...

February 2, 2017 7:48 am
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The Disgrace of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate and some of our halachic authorities seem to have taken a path that results in causing people great pain and suffering, thereby...

January 26, 2017 7:14 am
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The Unknowable, Loving and Aggravating God

Jewish Tradition forbids the pronunciation of the four-letter name of God. This name, rooted in the Hebrew word for “being,” consists of the Hebrew letters...

January 19, 2017 7:16 am
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Rabbinical Tyranny and Freedom of Thought

In the last few years, more and more books and essays written by well-respected Torah teachers have been condemned as heresy by some influential -- mainly...

January 12, 2017 8:09 am
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Calling for Religious Unity Only Leads to Division

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...

January 5, 2017 4:36 am
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Syria and the Scandal of Our Orthodox Synagogues

“Lord of the Universe, I beg You to redeem Israel; but if You do not want to do that, then I beg You to redeem...

January 1, 2017 7:14 am
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The Torture of Being a Righteous Man

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 them was...

December 23, 2016 2:57 am
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Hanukkah and Divine Emanations

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

Features

Palestinian Factions Unite in Calls for Israel’s Destruction

Amid the recent unity deal between Fatah and Hamas, Palestinian officials of all stripes continue to...

Syrians, Iranians Vow to Fight ‘Zio-American Schemes’

JNS.org - The IDF struck three Syrian rocket launchers on Saturday, after five rockets from Syria entered the Golan Heights earlier...

Israeli Government Cultivates Allies at First Christian Media Summit

JNS.org - Recognizing that it's easier to communicate with journalists who are prone to be supporters of Israel than...

World

On Iran Nukes, ‘Don’t Believe, Check!’ Israeli Defense Ex...

An Israeli defense expert has told a US news outlet the position of both US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime...

Israel

US ‘Can’t Allow’ Iranian IRGC Supply Lines Through Middle...

A leading member of the Senate Armed Services Committee has warned that the danger posed by Iran towards Israel is...

Middle East

ISIS Kills at Least 128 People in Central Syrian Town

ISIS has killed at least 128 people in a Syrian town deep inside regime-held territory, a human rights monitor has said. Government forces managed to retake al-Qaratayn over the weekend, the Syrian Observatory...

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