Michael, son of Ya’acov and Esther was born  December 1913 in Riga Latvia. His father was a businessman. Michael studied at both  elementary school, and religious studies; aged 13 he joined  Beitar to prepare himself to immigrate to Israel in future. After completing studies at a German High School, he volunteered for the Latvian Army. When his service ended, he travelled to Germany, fulfilling his father’s wish that he study Medicine. When the Nazis took power, Michael read the signs, discontinued  studies and moved to France, where for three years he studied Mediterranean Agriculture at Toulouse University, because he wanted to be a farmer in Israel. After another year’s study in the US, qualified as an Agronomist,  Michael immigrated to Israel 1937. He first served as a Gaffir civil guard  in Kalmaniya. He then  worked at ‘Elite’ company, where his father was an associate. Michael left to Kovna Lithuania 1939, to marry his relative Rachel Heiman, born in 1920. Following the wedding, on the eve of the outbreak of WWII, the couple returned to Israel; Michael could truly fulfil his dreams: he established a house and agricultural grounds in the Moshava Gedera. Eventually Michael and Rachel joined Lehi and helped as much as they could. They assisted with raising funds; their house and farm served as a refuge for wanted members during the days of persecution. In 1945 the couple moved to Binyamina, acquired a large plot of land outside town, and built a house to their delight, dug a well of water, and established an exemplary farm. Lehi therefore had a new base of operations. Many members wanted by the British found refuge here as well, including the Akko Prison escapees, after the great breakout. The farm was  used as a base from which to gather and set out for operations. After  establishment of the State Michael took part in Binyamina public life. Michael passed away on April 23, 1985, and Rachel on November 29, 1990. They left behind four children: Zvi, Binyamin, Eliyahu and Esther, and sixteen grandchildren.