The Tent of Avraham

Gleanings from the David Cardozo Academy

Edited by Nathan Lopes Cardozo

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 232

ISBN: 13: 978-965-524-114-3

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edited by Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Published by Urim Publications and the David Cardozo Academy
Softcover, 232 pages
ISBN 13: 978-965-524-114-3
publication: 2012
The Tent of Avraham is an anthology of essays on a variety of Jewish topics of academic, personal, and spiritual nature. Contributors include Jewish thinkers, professors, and rabbis, all of whom have taught at or are affiliated with the David Cardozo Academy in Jerusalem. Original insights into the Jewish tradition, many of the articles include a more personal and emotional struggle with elements of Judaism, capturing the essence of the David Cardozo Academy.
About the David Cardozo Academy:
Founded in 2000, the David Cardozo Academy seeks to revitalize the Jewish tradition and restore the relevance of Judaism as a force of authentic, non-dogmatic observance in which Jews find pride in the Torah and its great moral and spiritual teaching. With a keen eye on the latest developments in intellectual discourse and general culture, the Academy empowers rabbis, educators, and community leaders to communicate and develop the Jewish tradition in the language of the new millennium.
The Academy offers fresh analysis on the ideology behind Jewish law and faith in the form of books, articles, audio and video media, and weekly e-mail essays, as well as classes and lectures throughout the State of Israel, Europe, South Africa, and North America. The Academy's core programs in Israel include: the Cardozo-Kagan Jewish Leadership Program; a Think Tank forum of Jewish thinkers, educators, and leaders; the Jerusalem Lecture Series addressing topics rarely discussed publicly in observant Jewish circles.
About the editor:
Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo is the Founder and Dean of the David Cardozo Academy in Jerusalem, established in 2000 to revolutionize Jewish spirituality and learning. A world-renowned lecturer and prolific author, Rabbi Lopes Cardozo's books and essays are read by laypeople, rabbis, and academicians of Jewish and non-Jewish persuasion. Educated in Amsterdam with roots in the Portuguese and Spanish Jewish community, Rabbi Lopes Cardozo received his rabbinical degree from Gateshead Talmudic College, studied at Yeshivat Mir in Jerusalem, and holds a Doctorate in Philosophy. He pens a weekly "Thoughts to Ponder," available on the David Cardozo Academy website at
List of contributors and their essays:
Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo,
Introduction and The Beth Midrash of Avraham Avinu
Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm,
Notes on the Concept of Imitatio Dei
Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein,
The Middle Way: The Maharal on Hashgachah
Professor Yehuda Gellman,
Reb Nachman x2: The Unreflexive Self
Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein,
Eretz Yisrael in the Thought of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav

Rabbi Zvi Grumet,
Patriarch and King: Two Models of Repentance

Rabbi Dr. Alan Kimche,
Kevod HaBeriyot and Human Dignity in the Halachah
Professor William Kolbrener,
Ya'akov's Scar
Professor Elliott Malamet,
Maimonides the Modern? Self and Sensibility in the Twelfth Century
Rabbi Francis Nataf,
Command, Coercion and Modernity
Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Schnall,
Philosophy, Poetry, and the Bible
Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Shore,
Torah from the Heart
Rabbi Prof. Avraham Wijler and Dr. Akiva Wolff,
A Jewish Approach to the Quality of the Environment