A Lubavitch emissary couple arrived in Seoul recently to establish the first Chabad House in South Korea.
Rabbi Osher and Mussia Litzman spent their first Shabbat in the South Korean capital last weekend. Rabbi Litzman has completed his military service in the Israeli army, and both he and his wife have been learning Korean online.
With no synagogues in the country, local Jews gather at a U.S. Army base for Shabbat meals and holiday services. The base is facing imminent closure, according to the chabad.org news service.
The news service reports that Israel’s ambassador to South Korea asked three visiting Lubavitch yeshiva students last year to arrange for permanent Chabad emissaries.