REFLECTIONS on WISHING YOU HAPPINESS NEW YEAR 5783

Published September 22, 2022 by Nan Mykel

Thanks, Melanie. I’m trying to reblog.

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As this Jewish New Year approaches, I am reminded of the refuge, sanctuary and home that Africa gave to my grandparents approximately 100 years ago, as they fled the Pogroms in Ukraine.

America and Canada had turned us away!

We, the stranger, were welcomed to South Africa. And it was complex…

We were classified as white, as caucasian, and were swallowed into a complex colonial context that took advantage of the indigenous inhabitants and what was in fact stolen land.

We had nowhere else to go. This was now home. Through the love and comforts bestowed upon us, we the grandchildren and our children were protected from their trauma, pain and grief, yet legacy prevails in consciousness.

Apartheid was officially institutionalized in 1949, and as white classified my parents were among a privileged minority that reaped what is impossible to reconcile as reward, from an iniquitous and cruel system.

While…

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