November 21, 1969

Age No Impediment to Visiting Israel, David Ben-Gurion Argues – And Cites the Biblical Sarah, and Moses Montefiore, as Examples

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Citing the examples of the biblical Sarah at age 127, and Sir Moses Montefiore at 91, Ben-Gurion urges a woman in her late 80's to visit Israel and see the progress made.

Autograph Letter Signed ("D. Ben-Gurion"), in English, 1 page, octavo, Sdeh Boker, Israel, November 21, 1969. To Mrs. Archibald Silverman in Rhode Island.

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Transcript

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Sdeh Boker, 21.11.69

My dear Mrs. Archibald Silverman

I share completely your hope to see again Israel.  Moses Mantifyore [sic] came to Israel the seventh time when he was 91, and you're much younger - only 87, and I  awaiting you to show you the progress we are making even in the desert.

Is there in four years such a big difference?  Our mother Sara lived until 127 years.  So you may have another forty years to live.

Be strong and don't give in!

Yours

D. BEN-GURION

25 Channing Ave.
Providence, R.I. 02906
U.S.A.