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Nathan Lopes Cardozo

Nathan Lopes Cardozo is a prominent lecturer, thinker and author who is world renowned for his original insights into Judaism and his ability to communicate the relevance of Jewish values and practice in today’s complicated world. A native of the Spanish-Portuguese Jewish community of Holland, Rabbi Lopes Cardozo received ordination from the Gateshead Talmudic College and studied in Israel at the Institute for Higher Rabbinical Studies of Chief Rabbi Unterman and at the Mir Yeshiva. He holds a doctorate in philosophy and is the founder and Dean of the David Cardozo Academy, the Aron and Betsy Spijer Institute, which is a think-tank for rabbis, educators and professors aiming to lay the foundations of a new approach to Judaism based on the classical sources. Rabbi Lopes Cardozo also lectures to non-Jewish groups, including Christian leaders, about comparative religion and the fundamentals of Judaism. His many books and articles have been translated into several languages.