Tokyo's Nipponese-Jewish Friendship League:
The Emperor's Brother Testifies to Israel's Chosenness
A CHANUKAH party in the Allied forces’ Tokyo Chapel Center is pretty much like any other anywhere. The Jewish community invites the servicemen stationed in central Honshu and the evening follows the program ordained of old by the Jewish Welfare Board. Still there are regional distinctions. Although most of the GI’s come from Flatbush or Omaha, here and there is a uniform of the UN Forces on “R&R” leave from Korea (“Rest and Recreation” officially, though there are numerous more vulgar interpretations)-a Turkish Jew, an Ethiopian Falasha, a Londoner. And the Tokyo Jewish community itself smacks more of Kiev or Berlin or Tientsin than of Brooklyn. It is made up of Jews of disparate backgrounds united only, it seems, by past persecution and the English they speak now.
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