Dear All -
It’s come to my attention that some people have this blog on their RSS feeds or Google readers, but do not follow me via other social media. I just wanted to let you know that for now I am posting almost exclusively at +972 Magazine, which I am proud of; it has become quite successful, with frequent mentions in the New York Times and other prestigious media outlets.
There are some older posts over at +972, not cross-posted here, that you might be interested in reading in case you’d like to catch up on the last few months, but I have not written very much since leaving Egypt at the end of April. Instead of returning to Israel, I came to Toronto. At the time, my mother was very ill – in the last stage of cancer – so I came to be with her and to help my sister care for her.
My mother, Judith Gwendolyn Goldman (nee Brail) died on 12 July 2011. My sister Adina’s eulogy for our mother is here.
I was exhausted from the intense events in Israel over the previous year, plus Cairo – which was fascinating but completely depleting – and then being with my mother as she lived her final two months, in a lot of pain and grief. So I have decided to stay in Toronto – for the medium term at least – rather than return to Israel.
As for this blog, I am not sure what my plans are. But I will update you when I decide.