It was Saturday afternoon, 15 years ago, November of 1995. I was driving to my then home in
At home, through CNN and a flood of telephone calls, I learned the horrifying details. Max Kleinman was one of the first people I called. As he wrote in his recent blog, I caught him in the midst of a birthday party and we had to change a “major gifts” event planned for the following night. Talia Lador Frescher from the Israeli Consulate in
A month later, there was a commemoration ceremony at
Leah Rabin, Shimon Peres, Al Gore, Aviv Gefen, and our own Steven Flatow were among the people on the stage at the tribute ceremony. The hall was packed and it took us forever to find a seat. When I finally sat down, I realized that sitting in the chair next to me was the same Shlomo Ben Asher who hosted my family for Shabbat lunch on the day of the assassination.
Wait, this is not the end of the story. Fast forward several years. I am back home running the MetroWest Israel office; Shlomo Ben Asher is back home working as a tour guide. I am taking a group of MetroWest visitors to see
Amram Mitzna Tzvika Greengold Michael Biton
Good luck to Mitzna in his next endeavors. Good luck to Biton in his new assignment. Good luck to Greengold in accomplishing his vision. Good luck to the young leadership group of Ofakim in taking over. Good luck to all of us in developing local and national leadership. It is soooo needed.