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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


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....

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...

Culture

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the...

Features

Despite Zionist Presence, Israel Bashing Upstages Women’s Rights at SlutWalk Chicago

Last weekend, approximately 150 progressive activists attended the annual SlutWalk Chicago....

Israel Hopes for High Profits as Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Exports

JNS.org - Israeli companies and the Israeli government itself stand to earn large profits from...

Future Soldiers Leave ‘Comfort’ of North America to Defend Israel

JNS.org - Dozens of future IDF soldiers from North America immigrated to Israel this...

World

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: No Room for Equivalency When It Comes to Condem...

When it comes to condemning neo-Nazis, the KKK and other far-right groups, there is “no room for equivalency,” the editor-in-chief...

Israel

Manchester United Next? Israeli Soccer Champions Hapoel Beer Sheva Edge Clo...

Israeli soccer champions Hapoel Beer Sheva moved one step closer to the prestigious UEFA Champions League this week -- holding...

Middle East

After Syria Strains, Hamas Is Once Again Eager for Iran’s Embrace, Sa...

A chastened Hamas is eagerly seeking to restore its frayed relations with the Iranian regime, now that the regional balance...

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