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Empty shelves in Japanese supermarket following tsunami Photo: AP
Empty shelves in Japanese supermarket following tsunami Photo: AP

Chabad sends supplies to Japanese city

Hasidic Jewish movement commissions bakery in Sendai, one of cities hardest hit by tsunami, to give out free bread

Shalom Life news staff
Published: 03.17.11, 07:40 / Israel Jewish Scene

The Tokyo-based Chabad-Lubavitch of Japan’s Hong Kong-based Chabad-Lubavitch of Asia, have sent bread, rice, noodles, soups, and more to the city of Sendai, one of the cities hardest hit by last week’s tsunami, according to


Chabad has also commissioned a bakery in Sendai to give out free bread, while the bakery will also serve as the Jewish response’s command center, said Chabad-Lubavitch of Japan director Rabbi Mendy Sudakevich.


Following aftershocks early this week, many Israeli diplomats and their families stationed in Tokyo returned home temporarily, according to Israel's Foreign Ministry.


The diplomats' return is not connected to the possibility of more radiation leaks from nuclear power plants affected by the natural disasters, the ministry stressed.


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life



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