This week, the International Kabbalah Center in Tzefat held a seminar on Jewish mysticism and the Seven Noachide Laws for a group of students from Japan.
The Center’s director, Rabbi Eyal Reiss, reported: “In recent months, there has been an increase in tourism to Israel from Asia and we have been hosting groups from various countries including China, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, and even from Muslim Indonesia. The last group from Japan was particularly special. Its members were from the regions of Sandan and Fukushima, which were hit by natural disasters and radiation from a nuclear reactor during the past year. This group was particularly interested in the Seven Noachide Laws out of a desire to fulfill the divine command to lead an ethical life and bring about a spiritual improvement and better life in their country. At the same time, the group took part in a learning seminar, with texts and notes on the Ten Sefirot in Japanese, which was the result of preparatory study in their home country before arriving in Israel. The seminar was held in English, with a simultaneous translation into Japanese.”
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