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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 I participated in a special rabbinic zoom session with dozens of rabbis from around the world sponsored by the Rabbinical Council of America. The topic discussed was the current heated debate in Israel about changing the “Grandchild Clause” in Israel’s Law of Return. My friend and colleague, R. Pini Dunner of the Young Israel of North Beverly Hills, just published an opinion piece about this on his blog explaining why there’s a need for a change. Check out what he has to say!