Hiroo Onoda died on January 16, 2014 at the age of 91. He was one of a number of Japanese soldiers who remained in hiding on remote Pacific islands after the end of World War II. He survived on bananas and coconuts, occasionally killing local villagers whom he believed were enemy forces invading the island of Lubang in the Phillipine archipelago. It was not until 1974 that he was coaxed out of hiding by one of his former commanders. His remarkable story was featured in a book entitled No Surrender: My Thirty Year War, published shortly after his rehabilitation. His story is actually a Jewish story and hre is why.
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The Torah portion culminates with the inauguration of the kohanim in their priestly office. Baruch A. Levine notes that unlike the previous sections that were prescriptive in nature, Chapter 8 is entirely descriptive. Yet the description of the installation of the kohanim suggests that they were important, but not powerful. A comparison with the installation of kings supports this contention.