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in Beijing, in Mumbai, in Hong Kong;
he said. "I do this wherever I go; it's how
I put my mark there. I do it at shul every
week on Friday night during "Lecha
Dodi" wherever I am in the world:'
One memorable hand-walking epi-
sode was at a Shanghai convention about
a year ago when a Chinese company
placed a large order with Michlin's com-
pany, Laserland Inc., which manufac-
tures and exports components for laser
printer cartridges. Michlin was unwilling
to offer a discount but provided free
entertainment to soften the deal.
"I walked on my hands across the
entire hall, flashbulbs were flashing as
all these Chinese people were taking pic-
tures on their cell phones," Michlin said.
Michlin lives a half-mile from the Sara
& Morris Tugman Bais Chabad Torah
Center of West Bloomfield; years ago,
he attended its first minyan. Though
his parents were Conservative, Michlin
slowly became Orthodox while in his
early 20s. A defining moment came one
"Three Chabad rabbis in black hats
and coats came walking from over a mile
away looking for the 10th for a minyan,"
he said. "I was young, so I went. After
that, I walked to the minyan on my own:'
Rabbi Elimelech Silberberg of Bais
Chabad said Michlin is "an extremely
innovative individual who successfully
uses his creativity in the enhancement of
Torah and mitzvot:'
Michlin has been married to his wife,
Sarah, for 35 years. "I met my wife at
something I wouldn't do anymore, at an
Israeli folk dancing class:' he said.
Michlin walks on his hands
each Shabbat during "Lecha
Dodi" and also at worldwide
Four years ago, as they looked for a
wedding hall and a band for the wed-
ding of their only child, Esther, Michlin
tried them out by walking on his hands.
Esther married her husband, Binyomin
Trager, at the Sheraton Hotel in Novi.
Now they live three houses down with
their two children, Eliyahu, 2, and
Rivkah, 6 months.
Michlin informally entertains at
many local Orthodox weddings. "I'm
frequently seen walking on my hands
in costume. I have Elvis and Michael
Jackson costumes. Sometimes I'll wear
a combination, mix an African explorer
hat with a rock star costume. It's a lot of
fun," he said.
For the man who has his head in the
clouds and his hands planted firmly on
the floor, Michlin manages to constantly
sweep people off their feet.
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