I met him when we were in London during 1975-77 and kept up the friendship.
We last met a year ago in December when I was able to take advantage of an invitation to present at Limmud UK at which he would be officially awarded recognition from the Chief Rabbi Mirvis and Natan Scharansky.
Michael was, I think, 97 when he passed away this year, clear as a bell with a memory better than mine (he remembered my wife's name) and full of feisty spirit who kept up email exchanges on the topics of the day.
On the Wednesday evening that the Temple Mount conclave took place after which Yehuda Glick was shot, I found myself attending that and another event at the home of Ron and June Daniels in Michael's memory.
Among the almost 50 guests
were Natan and Avital
Enid Wurtman, Glenn Richter
photo credit: Judy Lash Balint (more)
Elliot Jager and his wife, Yossi Klein Halevi, Judy Balint, Laura Bialis, Yosef Mendelevitch, Silva Zalmanson, Dina Belina and Vladimir Slepak, Silvia Becker and many other former Russian prisoners-of-conscience.
From Sasha Shipov:
More of Judy's pics:
Michael's two daughters were there and at least one granddaughter that I saw.
Michael was one of the underpinnings of that campaign and I have been privileged that we were friends.
P.S. See comments for responses I received.