Nathan Lopes Cardozo

David Cardozo Academy

Nathan Lopes Cardozo is Founder and Dean of the David Cardozo Academy/Beth Midrash of Avraham Avinu in Jerusalem and is renowned for his controversial insights concerning traditional Judaism. He received rabbinic ordination from Gateshead Yeshiva, is the author of many books and essays, and also lectures in several international universities. Born in Holland, Rabbi Cardozo resides in Jerusalem.

Spinoza, the Kotzker Rebbe, and I

Why was Spinoza's Ethics not given at Sinai? If the greatest Jewish philosopher met the Kotzker Rebbe, would he have said prayers while staying a holy atheist? Join us for a look at rebellion, heresy, and deliberate misreading.

God Is Not Righteous and the Torah Is Not Moral

We still believe in a good God while earthquakes happen and diseases kill millions. We still believe in the divinity of Torah when its laws clash with our moral sensibilities. Join us for a whole new approach.

I Am Taking Off My Kippah

We will explore the question of what it means to be religious and how to address the following sentiment: "I no longer want to be 'observant,' I want to be authentically religious. Judaism has nearly become passe." There is no longer any future to Judaism, nor is there a need for it unless we rebuild it. To be religious is to doubt and wage war. NOTE: This is a double session and continues through two timeslots.