I excelled in studies, and mother started to work. Mother had problems with suitors and boyfriends, and I wiggled out of all this with an early marriage (Ruth) which lasted till I finished my Ph.D. in 1973. I had academic stints in Warsaw, Stanford, Vancouver, Florence, Jerusalem and for 5 years was a junior lecturer in Berlin. I married Irith in Israel in 1976, my father, emigrated from Hungary after jail in 1956 to Paris, I established some kind of relationship, but he died early, an alcoholic and womanizer, in 1977.
My children were born in Berlin, Amichai 1978, Yuval in 1979. We moved to Haifa in 1980, where I am a full professor now. I had an ugly divorce from Irith in 1987.
My mother was a successful business woman in high fasion (pret-a-porter), but had breast cancer in 1966, was breast amputated but lived well till 1985, when it deteriorated again. She died 1987 in my arms at home in Zurich.
I met my current wife Masha in 1991 just after the first Iraq war and we are happily married. My exwife Irith died last year of breast cancer. The children are now very close to me, but live independently.