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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 honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, coming up this Monday, I share with you a great piece written by my friend and colleague R. Ken Brodkin from Congregation Kesser Israel of Portland, OR. That is followed by ā€œTo Defend Objectivity and Restore Liberalismā€ an article by Jeff Jacoby, addressing an issue that is very close to my heart, and in my opinion crucial for the future wellbeing of our country. Iā€™m referring to the importance of a commitment to following the facts wherever they might lead regardless of which side of the political tug-of-war they might strengthen.