When Yonatan Kaplan went to Ashdod to oversee the inspection of his family’s shipment from Johannesburg, the inspector asked, “Why did you come here? Why did you leave the luxuries of Africa with all your servants, tennis courts and swimming pools?’ Twenty-four years later, Yonatan recalls his reply: “We never left servants, tennis courts and swimming pools. We simply came home.”

This year is a special milestone for Yonatan and Lesley Kaplan: They have now lived half their lives “at home” in Israel.


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