Is Orthodox Conversion Kosher? (Part 1 of 3) | Leadel – Leading Jewish Inspiration

Is orthodox conversion Kosher? New solutions for an ‘unsolvable’ problem…
Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Joining the Jewish people was always a sensitive issue, but in today’s open global society, the issue of conversion truly stepped into the spotlight. What are the criteria to be Jewish? What where they 500 years ago? What should they be today? And maybe the most interesting question is: Why?
Rabbi Cardozo discusses the heart of this issue, in his opinion, the question of “not who is a Jew, but what is a Jew?” In addition, he shares his personal story of conversation and the wisdom and insight from decades of dealing with this profound question.
Part 2 & 3 (links to come)

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The Cardozo Academy is an adult education institute that encourages new thinking about Judaism. With a keen eye on the latest developments in intellectual discourse and general culture, the Academy trains future rabbis, educators and community leaders to communicate and develop the Jewish tradition in the language of the new millennium.

The Academy also offers fresh analysis on the ideology behind Jewish law and faith in the form of books, articles, audiotapes and weekly e-mail essays, as well as courses and lectures throughout the State of Israel, Europe, South Africa, and North America.

The Academy was established in memory of Rabbi David Lopes Cardozo (1800-1888) of the Portuguese-Spanish Synagogue in Amsterdam. It’s Israeli affiliate, Machon Ohr Aaron, was named in memory of Mr. Aaron Spijer, The Hague, Netherlands.

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The David Cardozo Academy
7 Cassuto Street
Jerusalem, Israel 96433
Telephone: 02-652-4053
Fax: 02-654-2072

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American Friends of The Cardozo School
9301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 507
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


About rictandag @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present [business] advocate for: [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"]
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