Moshe Ben-David

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Mishka-Ben-David-currentServed from 1977 – 1980

Q: How did being an Israeli emissary in Milwaukee impact your life and your career path?

A: Strangely, it had more effect than I ever planned. I believe that living for 3 years in the US gave me some of the qualifications needed for my service in the Mossad.

Q: What are you doing now?
A: After 12 years in Mossad and a few years of being the principal of a High-School in Jerusalem, I am a
full-time writer, having published so far 15 novels and collections of short stories, as well as a book of philosophy.

Mishka-Ben-David-thenQ: What are your fondest memories of your
time in Milwaukee?

A: The birth of Shiri, our eldest daughter is the most cherished memory, including driving in a snowy night to Mt. Sinai hospital. Many evenings and weekends with our dear friends, with whom we are still in contact (Rena and Avner Porat, Debbie and Dean Zemel and others). And many of my activities as Shaliach, especially leading our students in the “fight” over naming the UWM library after Golda Meir, and the WISM trips to Israel. There are too many other memories to mention.

Moshe and Shoshana Ben-David