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Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

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Rabbi Adlerstein is the Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He holds the Sydney M Irmas Adjunct Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics at Loyola Law School, and also serves as a faculty member at Yeshiva of Los Angeles and its high schools. He is a co-principal in Jewish Mediation Service, which applies a Jewish ethical approach to problem solving.

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