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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


January 12, 2018 11:21 am
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Moses — The Successful Failure

Throughout history, some of the greatest people have often failed time and again, until they eventually made it to the top. Others thought that they had...

January 1, 2018 1:28 pm
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How to Solve the Jewish Conversion Crisis

Conversion is a serious matter. It signals a transformation and involves a tremendous amount of soul-searching. Human beings are more than just accumulations of plasma,...

November 30, 2017 10:41 am
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The Retreat of Creative Thinking From Judaism

Most of our yeshivot have retreated from creative thinking. We encourage the narrowest specialization rather than push for daring ideas. We are producing a generation...

November 29, 2017 1:56 pm
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Be Fearful of Religion: Parashat Veyetze

Being religious is fraught with danger. People are often pulled in directions where they can easily break their necks. To be religious is to allow...

November 2, 2017 1:59 pm
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Teachers, Students and Judaism

It is out of the notion expressed in earlier essays that my philosophy on Judaism has gradually emerged. It is a slow process that has...

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...

Culture

‘No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland’ Sears and Stuns as It Probes

"No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland," by Rick Halperin and Denise Gee; photographs by...

Features

Can the World Agree to ‘Fix’ the Iran Nuclear Deal?

President Donald Trump on Jan. 12 outlined his intentions to “fix the terrible flaws” of the Iran nuclear deal, giving...

IDF Prepares for New High-Tech Home in Southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’

JNS.org - The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel,...

Longtime Supporters of Peace Process: Abbas Is Disqualified as Negotiating Partner

JNS.org - Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israel and...

Israel

US VP Pence Wraps Up Israel Visit With Western Wall Stop; Says Timing of Tr...

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the timing of a long-awaited American Middle East peace initiative depends on...

Middle East

Hamas Rocket Developer to Be Deported to Iraq From the Philippines

JNS.org - The Philippines stated Monday that the country would deport an Iraqi citizen who has assisted the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas with developing missiles to shoot into Israel. The Philippines was alerted to...

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