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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


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...

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...

Features

Abbas Honors Terrorists Ahead of Trump Visit

The Palestinian Authority (PA) honored two terrorists this month in the lead up to President Donald Trump's visit with PA...

US Veterans in Israel: Memorial Day Profiles in Courage and Healing (Part Two)

JNS.org - According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide across...

World

ADL Rejects Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour Over BDS, Upholds Her ‘...

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a sharp rejection on Thursday of the pro-BDS positions advocated by Linda Sarsour – the...

Israel

Netanyahu Presented With Plan to Transfer Some Eastern Jerusalem Neighborho...

JNS.org - Knesset member Dr. Anat Berko (Likud) has presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a plan to separate some...

Middle East

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Defies Trump Over Iran’s Middle East ...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov directly challenged US President Donald Trump's tough stance on Iran this week during a briefing...

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