People talk about changing their life. Mike did it. This single American (very) secular Jew became an Israeli, husband, father, Torah student and TV reporter - all in 15 months.
Mike had never been to Israel. He knew no one there. Hadn't been to shul since his Bar Mitzvah. But, he felt a pull "home." So, he left a successful sportscasting career, packed four suitcases and changed his life. Fifteen months later, he's married to an Israeli and is now a father, Torah student and international TV news reporter. Mike is proof that with enough faith, anything is possible.
I was very impressed with your address. It was informative and entertaining at the same time. You have a powerful story of how one has the ability to transform his life. It's a tribute to your courage and perseverance, but also, as you eloquently stated, the gift of listening to and accepting a “Higher Power” capable of lifting you to a new level of spiritual awareness and elevated consciousness.— Robert Leib, Senior Rabbi, Old York Road Temple - Beth Am, Abington, PA