Monday, November 25, 2013

The Assassination of Rabbi Morris Adler- A National Leader

In February of 1966 nationally known Jewish leader, Rabbi Morris Adler was assassinated in his Detroit synagogue in front of a congregation of more than one thousand worshipers.

After WW2, Adler traveled to Occupied Japan where he established the Jewish Chapel Center in the city of Yokohama. Adler worked to assemble back the Jewish population in Japan searching for Jewish refugees. In Henry Mazel's book, RED CHRYSANTHEMUM- A Novel of Occupied Japan, Alex Rada, the protagonist, enlists Rabbi Morris Adler's help as he and his partner Jinno search for Rada's girlfriend Rachel.