About Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo is the Founder and Dean of the David Cardozo Academy and the Bet Midrash of Avraham Avinu in Jerusalem. A sought-after lecturer on the international stage for both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences, Rabbi Cardozo is the author of 13 books and numerous articles in both English and Hebrew. He heads a Think Tank focused on finding new Halachic and philosophical approaches to dealing with the crisis of religion and identity amongst Jews and the Jewish State of Israel. Hailing from the Netherlands, Rabbi Cardozo is known for his original and often fearlessly controversial insights into Judaism. His ideas are widely debated on an international level on social media, blogs, books and other forums.
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Indeed, to invistagate the world through our self, to stand still by your real self, is a difficult task. On Rosjh Hasjanna we can start again to look into our self and the wise lesson of Rabbi Cardoso help me. Toda Raba wesjanna towa wemetukka.
Peter Sachs – Amsterdam
Thank you for the insights… sometimes we get lost in ourselves, and being reminded of our commonality to humanity and the Jewish people as a whole is a way to wake us up from our tendency to navel gaze. You reminded me of what is about the importance of the High Holidays when you stated: “The High Holidays are a warning to ensure we live vertically and not horizontally. ” Your insights are always a delight and I “ponder” them throughout the weeks. Kol Tuv and Shana Tova
Michelle Ish-Shalom says
Thank you for these apt words on the brink of Rosh Hashana. They speak volumes to me. Living horizontally or vertically – where these two intersect and every second of my life is awareness of the presence of divinity, is a lifetime goal.The power of the detail – slowing each moment, filling it with awe. That time is a broken eternity – that’s a thought to live with, mulling over. And, the repercussions of our thoughts turning into deeds, overwhelms me. Indeed I have much to ask forgiveness for and I treasure my responsibilities as sacred missions. I wonder, if each one of us could stand in awe of ‘the other’ in her or his distinctiveness and inherent power, would we even contemplate violence in any form?