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


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NEW Videos! 

Hegel, History and Rebbe Akiva - A New Take on Sefirat HaOmer (for BAYT, Toronto, May 2017)

Thinking Jewishly: Israel, Jewish and Democratic (for the Canadian Institute of Jewish Research, November 2016)

NEW Audio! The Limits of Orthodoxy Part I and Part II: An Open Conversation with Rabbi Aryeh Klapper (for the Center of Modern Torah Leadership, November 2016)

 


READ THE MOST RECENT ESSAYS:


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)


In God's Shadow by Michael Walzer - A Review (Tradition, Fall 2015)


An Open Letter to the Leaders of Open Orthodoxy (Times of Israel, Dec 2015)


Ten Things I Appreciate About Open Orthodoxy (Times of Israel, Dec 2015)


The Refugees and Living in the Past (Times of Israel, Sept 2015)


It's Not About Pollard (Times of Israel, July 2015)


Global Poverty and Local Religiosity (Patheos, July 2015)


Torah MiEtzion Book Review (Jewish Action, Summer 2015)


Why Weren't the Non-Jews Under the Mountain? (Torah Musings, May 2015)


Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein - Orthodoxy's Alternative (Times of Israel, April 2015)


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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 recent conversation with Yoel Schaper at Think Sinai - "Traditional and Modern Jewish Bible Scholarship" (May 15, 2016)