We are in desperate need of bold ideas that will place the Torah in the center of our lives and make us receptive to God’s presence through a daring new encounter with Him. Let it be heroic. Not staid and comfortable, but painful and hard-won; a deep breath in the midst of the ongoing conflict ever-present in the heart of humankind.
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It is time to start thinking big about Judaism and Halacha (Jewish law). Great opportunities await us, and too much is at stake to let them just pass by. We have fallen in love with—and become overwhelmed by—an endless supply of all-encompassing but passive information about Judaism in general and Halacha in particular, which does not get processed but only recycled. For too long, Judaism and Halacha have been imprisoned in compartmentalized and awkward boxes. It is time to liberate them.
Today, more than ever, Judaism should be an anchor and an inspiration. But excessive emphasis on dogma and ritual has led many to view Judaism as irrelevant and oppressive. The David Cardozo Academy was established to imbue Judaism with a new spirit – in fact, revitalizing Judaism’s original spirit as embodied by Abraham our Forefather […]