Irving Moskowitz: A simple eulogy

Susie Dym,

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Susie Dym
Susie Dym serves as spokesperson for Mattot Arim, with over 20 years of expertise on "peace-for-peace" issues.

Irving Moskowitz has passed away.

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In the face of scorn, ridicule and every variety of bad press and aggressive character assassination, Irving Moskowitz paid absolutely no heed. He courageously and selflessly supported the resettlement of the Land of Israel by the Jewish people.

The Jewish people is bereft today, but the very first passage of King David’s Tehilim assures us that that Irving Moskowitz’s ways will continue long after him – essentially, forever:

Here is that passage:

“Blessed is the man that will not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor will he stand in the way of sinners, nor will he sit in the seat of the scornful...And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.”

The “worker ants” of the Jewish people will each do our modest best to continue the brave legacy of Irving Moskowitz in our respective spheres of influence.

May we succeed together, by patient and longstanding effort, in accomplishing everything Irving Moskowitz fought so hard for.

Much remains to be done, and all of us can and will do it, because many hands, of many volunteers, makes light work. And if at first we do not succeed, let us try and try again, until we do. 

This is Susie Dym, spokesperson of Mattot Arim, writing to you from Israel. If you have personal memories of Irving Moskowitz  to share, feel free to write them below, to honor this great man, or contact mattot.arim@gmail.com.