Rabbi Francis Nataf is a respected educator, writer and thinker, well known for his ability to find new ways of looking at text and tradition.  


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New Interview about the Final Volume of Redeeming Relevacnce with Eve Harow (Feb 17, 2019)


New Audio! The Need for Creativity in Judaism - Montefiore Fellowship Program Jerusalem Nov, 2018


New Video! History, Hegel and Rabbi Akiva - Oxford Chabad May, 2018

 


READ THE MOST RECENT ESSAYS:


Between Bennett and Marzel, A Call for Integrity (Times of Israel, Feb 2019)


The Lifespan of Hirschian Orthodoxy: On the 130th Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (Lehrhaus, Jan 2019)

 

We will never repeat the past, we will always repeat the past (Times of Israel, Nov 2018)


Kahane and Carlebach: Counterculture and its Rabbis (Times of Israel, Oct 2018)


For the Sin of Elitism (Times of Israel, Sept 2018)


Mourning the Loss of Mourning (Times of Israel, July 2018)


Would Ruth be Accepted as a Convert Today (Times of Israel, May 2018)


Letting Go of the Old Israel - A Talmudic Insight about 70 (Times of Israel, April 2018)


Shemot's Missing Names (Jewish Bible Quarterly, Sept 2017)


Yeshayahu Leibowitz's Forgotten Yahrzeit (Times of Israel, September 2017)


Robert E. Lee and the Month of Elul (Times of Israel, August 2017)


A Time for Jewish Rage (Times of Israel, July 2017)


Let's Give the Kotel to Chabad (Times of Israel, June 2017)


Political Rage and Rabbi Eliezer Hagadol (Times of Israel, June 2017)


Not in God's Name - A Review (Jewish Action, Summer 2016)


Faith and the Transformation of Politics (Patheos, June 2016)


Bernie, Won't You Please Come Home - A Passover Invitation to Bernie Sanders (Times of Israel, April 2016)


Trump, Nietzsche and the Jewish Tradition (Jewish Press, Patheos, April 2016)



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 Listen to Rabbi Nataf's interview with Eve Harow at the Land of Israel Network on his new book and the fragmentation of human truth ( Aug 28, 2016) 


Read Rabbi Nataf's conversation with Yoel Schaper at Think Sinai - "Traditional and Modern Jewish Bible Scholarship" (May 15, 2016)