Sasson: One day, when we were already engaged but not yet married, Golli said to me: Sasson Jan, I know you grew up in an Iranian environment and do not know much about European and German youngsters. Please feel free, and do not feel obliged because of our engagement. Only keep one thing in mind: In Germany, unlike Iran, men and women have equal rights. This means that whatever a man allows himself to do, a woman, his wife, is also entitled to do.
Recalling Gollar’s words has saved me many times when Satan put me to a test. They sounded an alarm in my ears, and woke me up; at the last moment, I managed to step on the brakes.
On one of my business trips, when we were a newlywed couple, I had no choice but to spend the night in Berlin: I had to travel through West Berlin to East Berlin, and from there, I had a ﬂight to Moscow. The passenger who sat next to me on the plane was an extraordinarily beautiful young lady. We talked during the whole ﬂight, and then she insisted I come to their place so she could introduce me to her mother. She gave me her address in Hamburg, and urged me to call her when I returned.
Upon my return from Moscow, I told Gollar about the whole encounter with that young lady, and this made Gollar trust me even more.
O God Almighty, I am grateful to you for giving me my wife Gollar, my kind and compassionate life partner, who has changed my life with her perfection and unique qualities, and made me into a different Sasson. She has tolerated my ﬂaws, wisely and patiently mending them one by one, which ultimately allowed me to be a civilized member of society. She resolved my complexes, and brought up our exceptional children. She has raised them with motherly love and endless effort, and kept them safe and sound. To this day, she treats me like one of her children. She has always been there for me in the hard moments of life, had my back and held my hand. She has always helped and aided me, and still takes an active part in my decisions, as the expert businesswoman she is.
Millions of thanks to the Lord who has bestowed upon me these good, talented children and extended family. You have given me a kind family and compassionate friends. O God Almighty! Thank you for ﬁnding me worthy of this life.