Bernard Cantor was part of the Men’s Club Kibbutz and remembers Rabbi Adler’s remarkable sense of humor. He particularly recalls hearing of the rabbi’s wartime experience as an Army chaplain during World War II. “He was the only Jewish chaplain in Japan, and he got a written order to come see Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who had taken over the emperor’s palace,” Cantor said. “The rabbi went into a huge ballroom and, at the end behind an enormous desk, was MacArthur. The rabbi told us, ‘I was going to salute, but couldn’t remember which hand, so I used my left.’ “MacArthur told him, ‘In the Japanese religion, their God was the emperor, and we have destroyed their God. They need a religion. We are considered a Christian religion and that is not acceptable.” According to Cantor’s recollection of the rabbi’s story, MacArthur wanted him to convert the Japanese to Judaism. When they rabbi protested that Jews didn’t do this sort of thing, MacArthur told him, “In this case, you do.” He didn’t.