So long, farewell, goodbye


As I sit down to pen this farewell, I can’t believe it’s been over eight years of writing a column about anything and everything I’ve been thinking or feeling. From my family to festivals, work, wars, and everything in between, it’s been such a privilege taking you on this journey with me. You’ve been there for the birth of my beautiful and amazing daughters, Jessica and Livi. You’ve helped me get through retrenchments, emigration, family losses and my brain surgery. You have been there supporting my political and religious views. 

For the past six months, this column has been a link to the Cape Town Jewish community and, as it ends, I feel a sense of loss. However, I will always have the memories, and I will treasure them. 

I’d like to thank Lindy Diamond for approaching me to write this column in April 2015, and Desrae Saacks and Bonny Feldman for putting up with my late submissions! 

Finally, during this devastating time for the Jewish people, may we see a resolution to the war in Gaza, the hostages freed, and an end (or, more likely, a pause) to indiscriminate antisemitism. 

And so, with that being said, thank you for this incredible ride. I look forward to staying connected in new ways.


• Published in the December 2023/January 2024 issue – Click here to start reading.

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