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Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi

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Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi is a writer, artist and founding director of Genesis Art Workshops. She spent 30 years in Japan before making Aliya in 2017. Her memoir, The Wagamama Bride: A Jewish Family Saga Made in Japan, is now available on Amazon.com. For more information see: Goshenbooks.com
I could have hollered into the woods and nobody would have heard me. But I guess G‑d did, because a package arrived unexpectedly in the mail.
Some things that the rebbetzin did, however, were less easy to fathom. I noticed that whenever I visited the Chabad House, the hands on the wall clock weren’t moving. The time was perpetually 2 p.m.
“You sure do pick your moments to make a point, dear. Is fasting on Yom Kippur not good enough for you?”
The rebbetzin made herself available to me, despite having not a free second for herself.
I just couldn’t appreciate what it must have been like for my mother to grow up in a city where you are the micro-minority—that is, until I moved to Tokyo.
On the appointed evening, the Rebbetzin turned up in front of my house with the rabbi idling the van in the driver’s seat.
The table was crowded with people I wouldn’t expect to see at a Chassidic gathering.
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