Rabbi Francis Nataf is a respected educator and thinker, well known for his ability to find new ways of looking at tradition and text and for his willingness to confront the community’s problems head on.  



See Rabbi Nataf's recent Jerusalem talk, Why Jews Should Continue to Ignore the Bible Critics - The Path from Chazal to Stanley Fish (January 22, 2015, David Cardozo Academy)
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Listen to Eve Harrow's Interview with Rabbi Nataf on Voice of Israel Radio Oct, 2014



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