A lucky curtain maker

15.10.2011                      17.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 1

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A lucky curtain maker

With a little bit of chutzpa – and lots of luck – Donald Gough managed to build a successful business from bottom up shortly after he made aliya.

If every potential immigrant could be guaranteed as happy an aliya as Donald Gough and his family they’d be knocking at the gates in their thousands to come here instead of trickling in by the tens and dozens.
“I’ve never had the slightest problem,” says the 68-year-old retired curtain maker from Manchester who came here in 1984 with his wife, Joanna, and three children.
The ingredients for what appears to be a flawless transition from England to Israel would seem to be strong motivation, having a skill which was still fairly rare in Israel, determination to succeed and a good dose of luck….