Rabbi of the people. Founder of the Shabbat Society.
Although I subscribe to none of the Orthodox Jewry which is the focus of your life... I must tell you that you have left a permanent impression upon me and Kathy... Your enthusiasm, incredible engaging personality, joy of life (and dancing) make you a remarkably wonderful person and well suited for your goals.
Thank you for breathing into my soul and bringing me back to life. You and your wife have helped me more than I could ever begin to explain.
Meeting you and speaking with you has been an honor. You are a wonderful person who has made me see things in a light I haven’t seen things in in a long time.
“He’s not like the other religious people I met,” said Gadi, a friend who I grew up with in a suburb of north Tel Aviv who’s even less spiritual than I am. He was persuaded to come after he met Notik at a bar...But the conversation flowed and touched a wide range of topics in a free and open exchange of ideas. What surprised me was just how well-versed Notik and his friends were on issues unrelated to the community...In short, if I had expected a sermon-laden night I was wrong. With Notik and friends I found a common language. They didn’t try to save my soul nor did I try to “open their eyes” to the wider world. I didn’t have to, they know it just as well as I do.
I miss your spirit and energy but haven’t forgotten even for a second all of the things that we learned and shared during the trip. Just wanted to say thanks again for everything!
Much love and gratitude for the positive effect you have had on my life.