Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mazel Tov! Meet the 81 Year Old Bar Mitzvah Boy

What a beautiful thing to do for these men. 

"(Michael|) Benkler was born in Birobidzhan, in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast created by the Soviet Union in Russia’s far east."

"He was four years old when he saw his parents for the last time and was then placed in an orphanage where he lost his Jewish identity and his connection to Judaism."

"But he remained in Birobidzhan where he worked as a plumber, and despite being totally disconnected from his Jewish roots as a result of the Communist regime and his separation from his family, he immigrated to Israel in 1995."

Just beautiful.

G-d bless them all.