Chabad of Japan, celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of Kaito ben Karin Luria from Kyushu. Kaito and his family flew all the way to Tokyo to commemorate his special day of commitment to Torah and mitzvot. His grandfather Yitzchak Luria, an IDF veteran, flew in from Israel and was extremely moved to see his grandson following the ways of his ancestors.
Kaito went up to the Torah and put on the Tefillin for the first time. One of the Chabad House guests, a french student, who came for Shabbat heard about the Bar Mitzvah Minyan and decided to postpone his return ticket in order to be part of this special minyan. His act of ”Ahavat Yisrael was truly outstanding and an inspiration to all.
The festive meal was a beautiful expression of ”Simcha shel Mitzvah”, joy of doing a mitzvah. Mr. Mikey Stienbock led beautiful singing, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the spirit of brotherhood and love among the participants. The grandfather commented, with tears in his eyes, ”I never imagined in my wildest dreams that here in Tokyo I can celebrate with such joy my grandson’s bar Mitzvah, even with all the hardships in coming to Japan, I am so grateful I could make it!” Rabbi Edery responded to him, just as he sacrificed his life for his brethren and was severely injured, it is our obligation to do for him and his family and anybody! We are responsible for one another.
Thank you to all the minyan machers who came extra early to make the minyan.
We would like to wish a hearty Mazal Tov to the Luria family and thank and bless them with nachas from all their children in good health and prosperity! The Luria family promised to return to Tokyo to make the bar Mitzvah for the other two brothers when they become thirteen, G-d willing.