Rabbi Joel Landau (email@example.com) has been the Rabbi of Adath Israel since May 2013. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate in Jerusalem and has served previously as a congregational Rabbi in Charleston, South Carolina and Irvine, California. A full biography of Rabbi Landau is available here.
- Created: 20 November 2013
I greatly appreciate all the responses to my question regarding the scheduling of the “Community Beit Midrash”. At the moment, I’m thinking of having a “Body and Soul” Melava Malka on Saturday night December 14, where we will enjoy an ethnic dinner followed by a beit midrash/ discussion session. Any thoughts?
Recently, I read an interesting, possibly provocative article about why Orthodoxy is fairing better than other streams within the Jewish community. It seems to me that the author’s first six points are correct, historically speaking. However, I’m not so sure that all those points remain valid today (and please ignore his 7th point, which is a gratuitous attack on the Leftist worldview). If his observations are still correct, they might be helpful for us to consider as we look towards building the future of our community in SF. On the other hand, if some of his points are no longer valid, then we need to figure out new ways to ensure that our grandchildren will want to be Jewish. Please read and let me know what you think.
Have a great Shabbat,