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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.

In recognition of Black History Month, I share with you an interesting article by R. Shmueli Boteach where he argues that historically Jews and Blacks shared several fundamental values, that created a bond between the two peoples. That is followed by a totally different topic – Returning to shul after Covid. R. Shlomo Katz of Cong. Shirat David in Efrat asks himself and all of us to think about - Before I return to Shul, to what extent has my consciousness grown?