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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.


I’m currently suffering from writer’s block. Not that I’m so much of a writer, but I usually manage to come up with something to say. However, after several days of nonstop drashas and classes, my mind is telling me to take a break. As I was about to give up all hope of being able to share something with you, an email popped up in my inbox from columnist Jeff Jacoby. He directed me to an op-ed piece he’d originally written for The Boston Globe that could be read on His article titled, “I’m Right and You’re An Evil Monster” focuses on the toxicity that currently pervades our society. In my opinion, I think he’s 100% right. Let me know what you think.