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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


September 17, 2018 10:07 am
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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
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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...

September 2, 2018 11:08 am
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Rosh Hashanah 5779: What Really Counts

“On Rosh Hashanah, all the inhabitants of the world pass before Him like a flock of sheep.” (Mishnah Rosh Hashanah 1:2) In this mishnah, the Sages highlighted...

August 23, 2018 7:26 am
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Parashat Ki Tetze: Rabbinical Courage and the Frozen Text

And it shall be, if the guilty one has incurred [the penalty of] lashes, that the judge shall make him lean over and flog him....

August 16, 2018 7:29 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemiti...

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help...

Israel

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

Middle East

Iran Will Defeat Trump Just Like It Did Saddam, Won’t Abandon Missile...

US President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...

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