This Pardes Life – Episode 12: Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Part 2

Posted by David Levin-Kruss on June 20, 2016
Topics: This Pardes Life

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In this final installment of our two-part season finale, Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo discusses the personal experiences and revelations that caused him to forge his own way in Jewish thought, the inherent value of halakha and Jewish practice outside of a religious context, and what kind of future he hopes for in a Jewish state that values both a strong Jewish tradition and identity, as well as democracy and modernity.

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: dlk@pardes.org.il

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