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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.


Living with conflict is difficult. Modern psychology lists several negative effects of the mental toll of cognitive dissonance - anxiety, regret, anger, stress and low self-esteem, just to name a few. What does this have to do with Pesach? It could be said that the entire Pesach Seder is a study of contradictions. These contradictions can teach us a very important lesson - the ability to live with conflict. Check out this article by Rabbi Dr. Daniel Lerner to learn more!