Jacob Steinberg was born in 1954 in Israel. During his freshman year as an engineering student, he was injured in a road accident that left him a paraplegic.
While hospitalized in the rehabilitation unit, he met a beautiful young Pilipino woman, who worked as a nursing aid. Their bond deepened, and the friendship turned into their marriage.
Jacob graduated from Haifa University with a B.A. in Economics and Accounting and even succeeded in renewing his driver's license, despite his physical condition.