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Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo

Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo is a world-renowned thinker, lecturer and ambassador for Judaism and the Jewish people. He is known for his original insights into how Judaism can rejuvenate itself, showing new ways to authentic religiosity. He is a sought-after lecturer on Judaism and Israel at numerous institutions of higher academic learning, including Jewish study programs at leading universities, religious academies and rabbinical colleges. He is also the founder and Dean of the David Cardozo Academy, the Aron and Betsy Spijer Institute. The Institute is a think tank where rabbis, educators and professors under Rabbi Cardozo's guidance try to lay the foundations of a new approach to Judaism based on the classical sources. The author of many books on Judaism, Rabbi Lopes Cardozo writes a weekly column, "Thoughts to Ponder," on his website (cardozoacademy.org). Educated in Amsterdam, he received his rabbinical degree from Gateshead Talmudical College, studied at Yeshivat Mir in Jerusalem, and holds a doctorate in philosophy. Rabbi Cardozo is a distinguished member of the Portuguese and Spanish Jewish community and lives with his wife, children and grandchildren in Jerusalem.

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