I am sad to inform you that David Margolis (David Yoel ben Shia Halevi v'Mirel) passed away Sunday night, July 17, 2005 at 11:30 PM Jerusalem time. May his memory be for a blessing.
2005-07-21 06:08:36 °3
I had the pleasure of working with David for a number of years as a co-writer on various mutli-media projects. I came from the world of advertising, David; from journalism. Because mulitmedia at the time was relatively new there were really no rules. I naturally favored short and sweet copy while David preferred more meat for the bones. We compromised and that first project of ours went on to win myriad awards and international acclaim. What I will always remember is how deftly and kind heartedly David was in dealing with me. I was a know-it all 30 year old recent aliyanick full of hipper than thou attitude and he was 40 something year old with a fatherly, seen it all, been there countenance. I think I learned more about how to treat people from David's patience and wry grin than I ever did from any other individual. I will forever be indebted to him for that. It has made me a better husband, father and friend. Though David and I lost touch when I made Yerida four years ago, he always held a special place in my heart. It's reserved for few people. You know the type. You don't see them for years but when you do, the first thing you do is grin and then continue where you left off. There will be no more continuing. No more 'left offs.' And for that I am so very, very sad.
2005-07-21 17:25:36 °6
Writer David Margolis dies
2005-07-22 08:14:41 °8
The Jerusalem Report
2005-07-22 08:26:16 °10
We have just learned of David's untimely death, and can only say how saddened we are. We were so happy when Judith and David decided to make aliya after their successful year in Arad. It was with such pleasure to follow his career and read his marvelous books and essays. This world will be a poorer place in his absence, but the memory of his life will enrich us all.
2005-07-23 11:02:58 °11
I am truly shocked and sorry to have just learned of David's passing. Knowing him made me a better writer and a better person. I wish I weren't at a loss for words but I am not at a loss for tears. G-d bless him and his family and friends.
2005-07-23 21:58:53 °12
Judith, our love and thoughts are with you. We were terribly shocked to hear of David's death and feel a huge sense of loss. David was very important to us, in part by suggesting that Joe apply for that first fellowship that sent us to Israel 25 years ago. That was our immersion into Zionism and the beginning of a commitment to Jewish community that we have tried to honor always. More recently I enjoyed our on-line conversations about books and the current state of American Jewry; I could always count on David to respond thoughtfully to my own perspectives. Somehow, I imagined that David would always be available for those discussions. We will remember him with warmth, respect, and gratitude. This world is a lesser place without David.
2005-07-24 21:46:39 °14
we were the only two men sitting in a dream group a few years ago. i remember him well, we were on both mailing lists.
2005-07-25 12:04:21 °15
david and i became close while in the process of reinventing ourselves at the farm in the early seventies. he was my friend and my co-conpirator in keeping the cosmic giggle alive in those heady days of going "back to nature" and communal correctness. with judith, aram (ephriam) and noa we shared many magic moments and our fair share of struggle. after he moved to Israel our contact waned as time and distance took it's toll on our closeness. he will remain a presence in my heart and memory forever. i offer my love, shared sorrow and warm support to judith, ephraim, noa, hodya and the many lives he touched.
2005-07-25 12:28:23 °16
Judith and Hodya, Ephraim, Noa -
2005-07-25 12:34:21 °17