This Pardes Life – Episode 11: Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo

Posted by David Levin-Kruss on June 5, 2016
Topics: This Pardes Life

In this frank and personal talk, special guest Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo is asked questions about how his biography affects his thinking, his fears for the future and the joy he gets from being an iconoclastic orthodox Jew. During our conversation, R. Cardozo goes as far back as his rabbinic ancestors in Amsterdam and as far forward as his hopes and wishes for his great-grandchildren.

This episode of This Pardes Life is the first of two, in the season finale of our podcast series.

Generously sponsored by Stephen Kurer in memory of his mother Heather Kurer z”l.

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About David Levin-Kruss

David is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. He is the Director of Education, Europe for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. David holds a B.A. and Teachers' Certification in English Literature and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He himself attended Pardes as a student. Following that he spent a number of years in yeshiva and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary. Previous to working at Pardes, David served as the director of the overseas department at the Melitz Centers for Jewish Zionist Education. He also taught on a number of year long programs including Young Judea and Otzma. David spent four years in the United Kingdom where he served as the community director and family educator of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, in northwest London, the largest orthodox synagogue in Europe. David hails from South Africa, loves cooking in his spare time and sees himself as a bridge between Jewish heritage and those seeking to connect or reconnect to that tradition. David founded and directs "My Open Book Life Coaching" which uses general and Jewish texts as well as life coaching techniques to achieve personal breakthroughs. He is married and the proud father of three boys. Contact:

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