It really is incredible everytime I see it for myself. I don't want to belabor the point of my last post, but I think this time line of pictures speaks for itself.
It's not just one person, or 2 people, but 4 (!!) different people.
One year before leaving for Israel:
One week after arriving in Israel:
My 26th birthday, one month after returning from Israel:
My 27th birthday, one month after the conclusion of year 2 of cantorial school: