Its harder to learn to become Israeli AND learn to become an adult, at the same time - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nanushka
    • 22.10.12 | 18:23 (IST)

    I came on Aliya single in 1980. Only 2 of the 30 or more English and French speaking families in my Absorbtion Center returned. (Another did many years later.) Among the singles, the situation was quite different. Some got married quickly, and they all stayed. The others had much less success. That is the nature of being single: Feeling lonely. Having less support for coping with the frustrations of immigration - and yes, at the same time, learning how to become an adult. People miss their parents, families. NBN can't change that. Religious olim often have an easier time, NOT because NBN discriminates, but because religious Israelis have a stonger sense of communal solidarity. (Sometimes a bear hug!)

    from the article: Nefesh B'Nefesh an ineffective monopoly with overpaid executives, say critics
    First published 21:16 20.10.12 | Last updated 21:16 20.10.12
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