...And, Her Name Will Be Called Hagit
Mitchell Rycus, author
In 1977, Hagit’s mother, Makeda, at 17, made Aliyah with her family to Kiryat Malachi (City of Angels) from Ethiopia, where she met Hagit’s father, Adam Rosenbloom. In 1983, Adam and Makeda were married and left Israel for another City of Angels, Los Angeles; Hagit was born in 1985. Hagit grew up with majestic beauty and coal black skin inherited from her Ethiopian mother; she never hesitated being identified as a Black woman of Jewish descent. It was on Savannah, Georgia’s city council that Sol Mehleck, met this remarkable woman. With her Queen of Sheba beauty and matching intellect, he knew in an instant this woman was going to change the world forever. Sol and his wife, Roz, became confidants of Hagit working for her for nearly twenty years after her elections from Alderman up to President. However, they noticed that Hagit appeared different after her annual visits home. They eventually realized that what they observed was not normal, and that nothing in nature behaved that way. Roz became frightened, so Sol suggested that they ask Hagit’s parents about their observations. From them, they learned the truth about Hagit’s remarkable beginnings, and how the world would, indeed, be changed forever.