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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


November 8, 2018 9:21 am
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Parashat Toldot: Admitting a Mistake (Even God Does)

Nothing is more difficult than admitting a mistake, yet nothing is more human than making one. In several places, the Torah deals with the need for...

October 24, 2018 9:15 am
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The Curse of Religious Boredom

"Man is the only animal that can be bored." -- Erich Fromm Psychologists tell us that one of man's greatest enemies today is boredom. Sometimes, when...

October 18, 2018 9:59 am
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We Will Never Understand God’s Motives and Must Learn to Accept It

And God said to Noah: "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth has become full of robbery because of them,...

October 11, 2018 10:11 am
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Parshat Noach: ‘Because of Our Sins, This Has Befallen Us?’

And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth has become full of robbery because of them,...

October 4, 2018 1:46 pm
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Conversion Is Not About Halachah

Is conversion at all possible? This may sound like a rhetorical question, since the answer is in the affirmative. Yet, this question goes to the...

September 26, 2018 12:12 pm
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Simchat Torah: Technology and the Outdated Torah Scroll

We will soon be celebrating Simchat Torah, and Jews throughout the world will dance with Sifrei Torah in their synagogues, community centers, university campuses, and...

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,...

Culture

Actor Gerald Butler Slammed for IDF Support After Sharing Photo of Destroyed California Home

Actor Gerald Butler was criticized by pro-Palestinian supporters on social media for backing the...

NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins Donate Nearly $350K to Shooting Victims

The Pittsburgh Penguins donated nearly $350,000 Thursday to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to benefit victims...

Features

Antisemites to the Left of Me, Nazis to the Right: Stuck in the Middle With Jews

We enjoyed a wonderful 60-year run, we American Jews. The postwar boom of...

In Teaching English to Hebrew-Speaking Kids, Educators Learn Their Own Lessons

JNS.org - A teaching program dedicated to tackling the achievement gap in Israel...

World

Terrorist Who Stabbed French Soldiers Outside Jewish Community Center Faces...

An Islamist terrorist who attacked three French soldiers standing guard outside a Jewish community center in the southern city of Nice...

Israel

Top US Jewish Groups Stand in Solidarity With Israel Amid Gaza Rocket Assau...

Top US Jewish groups have reacted with concern to the massive Gaza rocket attack on southern Israel on Monday in...

Middle East

Deputy Commander: Iranian Military Is Ready to Protect Oil Tankers Against ...

Iran's armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, an Iranian military official said on Monday after the...

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