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rabbi 05 smallsf badge lgRabbi Joel Landau  ( 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.


This week we start with a fresh op-ed by my colleague, R. Elchanan Poupko, who makes some very astute but painful observations regarding New Age Anti-Zionist Jews. That is followed by an article from R. Shmuley Boteach on how we can make the world a better and more enjoyable place to live for everyone. Lastly, family therapist and writer Debbie Gutfreund provides us with five lessons about how to make room for change in our lives and move forward in 5782.

Blog #1 - The Tragedy of New Age Anti-Zionist Jews: “We cannot ignore anti-Zionist Jews any longer,” by Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, this article originally appeared on the Jerusalem Post 

Blog #2 - Promoting Jewish Values to The Nations of the World: “Are non-Jews innately antisemitic?” by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, this article originally appeared on the Jerusalem Post 

Blog #3 - Preparing To Move Forward in 5782: “5 Essential Ways to Make Room for Change and Move Forward,” by Debbie Gutfreund, this article originally appeared on