This collection of essays by a rabbi known internationally as “one of the most thoughtful voices in contemporary Judaism” looks at the weekly Torah portion through the eyes of philosophy, contemporary controversies, and personal struggles.
On Wednesday February 1, 2017, Torah in Motion and the Cardozo Academy co-sponored a discussion between Professors William Kolbrener and Elliott Malamet, in honor of the publication of William Kolbrener’s new book, The Last Rabbi, on the life and thoughts of Rabbi Soloveitchik. Rabbi Cardozo’s introductory remarks sparked a lively discussion in their own right. […]
Dr. Joseph Berke talks about his latest book, The Hidden Freud: his Hassidic Roots. Introduction by Rabbi Cardozo.
Rabbi Aha said in the name of Rabbi Yochanan: When at Mt. Sinai the Israelites heard the word “I” (the first word of “I am the Lord your God” in the “Ten Words”), their souls left them…It may perhaps be argued that this Midrash, like no other text, summarizes the essence of Judaism and its dialectic nature…
Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure; I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart. (1) When attending synagogue services around the world, one is often confronted with a lack of religious enthusiasm. In many synagogues, services are heavy and often depressing. It is not always the […]