John with 10 Japanese Scholars of Judaism sponsored by the Japanese Foreign ministry

I had the unusual pleasure this week of welcoming into my synagogue ten young Japanese men and women scholars of Judaism, Jewish history, Zionism, anti-Semitism, and Jewish thought. Their biographies are all impressive and frankly, I was stunned by the depth and breadth of their intellectual and academic concerns and interests.

To read my full account, go to my blog at the Times of Israel – link