Jerusalem Report

The Market Place: Visionary optimist

Dov Lautman 1936-2013.

Dov Lautman at the Delta textile factory at Karmiel in 2007
Photo by: MOSHE SHAI / FLASH 90
Industrialist Dov Lautman died November 23 following a decade-long battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 77.He is survived by his son, Noam, and three grandchildren.

Lautman was diagnosed with ALS in 2003.The cause of this illness is mysterious; the nerves connecting the brain with the body’s muscles die, and, lacking stimulation, the muscles wither and atrophy. There is no cure.



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