The last summer flight of Nefesh B'Nefesh (NBN) olim [immigrants to Israel] is due to land at Terminal One at Ben Gurion airport early next week. Typical of the new olim is 22-year-old Bethany Bier, who said after several visits to the Promised Land, "I really fell in love with it."
As with many olim, she said it will be hard being away from her parents and that can she make more money in the United States. However, she explained, "Life is not usually easy for most people, but I think that makes people more in touch with themselves."
NBN expects to bring more than 3,000 new North American and British immigrants to Israel before the end of the year, the highest number in years.