In my Thoughts to Ponder I have tried to touch on issues that were ignored or even denied in the religious Jewish community, often because these challenged conventional religious notions that I felt needed more attention and a different approach.
Cardozo on the Parashah – Sefer Bereshit
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.
The Complexity of Rabbi Soloveitchik & the Problem of Fundamentalism
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. […]
The Hidden Freud: His Chassidic Roots
Dr. Joseph Berke talks about his latest book, The Hidden Freud: his Hassidic Roots. Introduction by Rabbi Cardozo.
Man, God and the Torah – The Death and Life of the Word
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…