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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Epilogue, eerie, G-d's work-Planet Japan..."

Editors note, this is the epilogue to my book, "Planet Japan."

The Torah states: "A man is (like) a tree of the field," the vineyard of

the G-d of hosts is the house of Israel. "The fruits are the children, who are like sons and daughters. How great is the responsibility of the leader, the gardener, to whom the owner of the garden entrusted his garden! For this reason our sages referred to teaching children as "the work of G-d."

"How great is your merit to have been appointed by G-d as a keeper of his vineyard. We see that even the slightest improvement in a seed greatly increases the beauty and value of the tree which grows from it."

The above letter was written to the Rebbe (Top Rabbi) (like the Pope for Jewish people), from an unknown source. The letter can be found in the book, I Will Write it in Their Hearts, a treasury of letters from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.

I now know why I am so heartbroken and emotional over leaving Japan and teaching, being a sensei. I was helping to do G-d's work, teaching sure felt wonderful. No job will ever be the same. Though I thought I would never teach again because by profession I am a photographer and publisher, I have come to find teaching the most rewarding and spiritual job in the world.

My life has changed, I feel for the better!

Shalom and Bracha,
Peace and Blessings, Jim Sensei aka James "Kimo" Rosen

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