On Veterans Day we celebrate shabbat as we call to mind those who have served our country. Our special guest is Daniel J Adelstein, National Security Advisor to Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD).
His portfolio includes national security, an issue that hit dangerously close to home on Sept. 11, 2001, when he was stationed in the Pentagon, just 150 yards from where the plane hijacked by terrorists struck. Adelstein has developed a deep appreciation both for Judaism and the protections and opportunities afforded all U.S. citizens. That sense of patriotism, a word he tosses around proudly, led him to the United States Military Academy, a 24-year-career as an infantry and special forces officer and, finally, to the halls of Congress.