This post, a video from the NBC6 Sports Profile, is a gift for Yaakov Yisroel Goldberger, in honor of the occasion of getting his braces off.
There is a lot to like about this clip. One of the things I like is that it reminds me that a guy who is good a sports can make a decision to become a spiritual inspiration. Much like your father, Yaakov.
Another thing I like is that Shlomo doesn't regret who he was. I was taught by your father, among other loving teachers, that Hashem does not make mistakes: ba'alei teshuva come to Yiddishkeit with the baggage they needed to make the trip. It's how they choose to use that baggage that counts.
Hat tip to Dovid Eastman
P. S. Her name is Daniella Tikva.
Thank you for your warm words of welcome in your comments and emails to our precious little girl.
May we all together share many joyous moments!
Ba'alei teshuva: Jews who begin to observe religious practice -- literally "masters of returning [to observance]"
Yiddishkeit: Judaism (in Yiddish)