Last week President Moshe Katzav hosted 120 Israeli centenarians. On the front page of the paper Makor Rishon, there was a charming picture of Shalom Amrani, 105 (bli ayin hara), with a handsome young man in an IDF soldier's uniform smiling behind him, both wearing kipot.
No, its not what you think. The young man is not his grandson, but his son.
Nechemia, 21, is one of eight children born to Shalom, after he married his second wife.
At the age of 74.
His blushing bride Mazel, was all of 22 at the time.
When asked for the secret to his longevity, he said that he eats a spoonful of honey, a spoonful of oil, and three garlic cloves a day.
I think living in Israel has something to do with it.