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Moshe Moshkowitz (left) in Kibbutz Masuot Yitzhak during Purim this year..
Moshe Moshkowitz’s light blue eyes twinkle as they peer at you. In his modest Jerusalem office in Heichal Shlomo, the 89-year-old great-grandfather talks with contagious enthusiasm about his life’s work of establishing Israeli communities. A man who has gone about his work quietly, Moshkowitz has had a hand in the establishment of 10 Jewish communities across Israel since before the establishment of the state.Moshkowitz, affectionately known as Moshko, pioneered two blocs of Israeli communities: Gush Etzion and the Shafir Regional Council in the south, where he served as council head for 27 years and established the Or Etzion Yeshiva High School.
By SHLOMO MAITAL
By LES SAIDEL
By PEGGY CIDOR
By ELISSA EINHORN
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