Friday, December 14, 2007
I admit it. When I was 9 years old, I had a serious crush on Michael J. Fox. The TV show Family Ties was "must-see-tv" for me and all my friends.
And today, I was in the same room with him!
And not only that, but he was articulate and delightful. He accepted the Eisendrath Bearer of Light award with a lovely speech.
As my crush has moved on (although I never miss a chance to watch him...), I clearly missed the detail that he is raising Jewish children. Wow.
He even used the term "b'not mitzvah" to refer to his daughters' upcoming celebration. Wow.
This is a guy who's been on Oprah and the Today show and Jay Leno. And he was on the stage at our Biennial. Wow.
He spoke about the power of Bar Mitzvah in the life of his son who is applying to college. Wow.