Good news. Jake Watters (above) can come to visit me in Jerusalem this summer. He’s even going to get Birthright Israel to pay for it. Who cares if they’re ideologically questionable!
You might be saying, “What? This man looks Asian, not Jewish.” Well, Arimasa Kubo, “a Japanese Christian writer living in Japan” thinks he has discovered that the Japanese are the lost tribe of Israel. Check out his theories here. I am not agreeing with his ideas, but check ’em out.
Although he is only half Japanese, it is thankfully the maternal half. In fact, if there were an Orthodox Jew who subscribed to Arimasa Kubo’s theory, Jake might actually be more Jewish than I am!
The real question is, What will Birthright say?