The cousin connection… across continents

One of the biggest concerns about making aliyah is that your children won’t be surrounded by the scores of cousins they are used to sharing birthdays, family celebrations and holidays with each year.

By ALIYA BENITA LEVIN
June 27, 2019 15:24
3 minute read.
The cousin connection… across continents

Cousins from Israel and South Africa enjoying being together in Durban. (photo credit: LOUIS VAN ROOYEN)

 
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One of the biggest concerns about making aliyah is that your children won’t be surrounded by the scores of cousins they are used to sharing birthdays, family celebrations and holidays with each year. Our children were blessed growing up in South Africa to have close relatives in all major cities, so every milestone occasion or getaway involved spending time with family. These days, young people keep in touch with Instagram, FaceTime and other social media modes of communication, but it’s obviously not the same as being in the same country. We are lucky enough to have cousins in Israel too, and a range of friends who feel a lot like family, but watching the evolution of these long distance cousin connections has been fascinating and at times inspiring to see.

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