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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


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....

December 2, 2016 1:00 am
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The Abuse of Halacha, Part II

In my last essay, I questioned why so many highly unfortunate things have been done in the name of Jewish law – all in direct violation...

November 28, 2016 5:49 am
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The Abuse of Halacha: Keeping Religious Law Under Control

Judaism is in trouble. More and more unacceptable things are being done and said in its name. Aside from causing infinite damage to Judaism’s great message, these...

November 18, 2016 5:17 am
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Why All People Need a Shabbat

It is well known that the institution of Shabbat is one of the best inventions God ever came up with. It no doubt qualifies Him...

November 10, 2016 1:34 am
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Boredom — in Judaism and Elsewhere — Can Spark the Flames of Renewal

“Man is the only animal that can be bored.” -- Erich Fromm, The Sane Society. Psychologists tell us that one of man’s greatest enemies today is boredom. Sometimes -- when...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

Trumps Pledges to Release Tax Reform Package Next Week

President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with the Associated Press,...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu at Jerusalem Meeting With Visiting US Defense Secretar...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that President Donald Trump’s recent actions in the Middle East are “a welcome change.” Netanyahu...

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...

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