The incoming Japanese Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Koichi Mizushima, visited Kfar Chabad with his entourage after befriending Rabbi Binyamin Adrei, the Chief Rabbi of Japan and the Rebbe MH”M’s shliach to Tokyo. The visit was conducted by Rabbi Moti Gromach, rabbi of the Jewish community and director of the Kyoto Chabad House, and Rabbi Nissim Adrei. The visit was attended by Mr. Arik Amsalem, one of the activists and pillars of the Chabad of Japan.
The visit began at the Kfar Chabad’s 770, where the ambassador heard and admired the army of Rebbe MH”M’s shluchim around the world. The ambassador then visited Cheder Or Lubavitch and was deeply impressed by the unique method of teaching al taharas hakodesh. From there, the delegation continued to visit Sofer Stam – Rabbi Avraham Kadosh, where the ambassador experimented with writing Hebrew letters on parchment with ink and feather.
To commemorate a decade since the tsunami disaster, the ambassador went through a special exhibition on the work of the Chabad of Japan, led by Rabbi Edrei, during the tsunami, when the rabbi mobilized to help the victims affected by the disaster.
At the end of the visit, the ambassador sat for a long time to hear about the work of Chabad in Japan.
The visit ended with a deep feeling of special connection between Rabbi Edrei and Rabbi Gromach and the Japanese people, the Ambassador thanked from the bottom of his heart for the exciting visit and for his assistance during the tsunami.
The visit was very successful thanks to the help of the true friends of the Chabad of Japan: R’ Levi Tzik and Hatomim Zalman Edrei.