I am sitting in El Al’s King David Lounge about to fly to Israel on a flight chartered by Nefesh B’Nefesh which will bring about 225 new Olim to Israel. Jameel and Treppenwitz are goofing around in front of me and Esther is off to the side blogging very seriously. We just watched the NBN Welcoming Ceremony – cake was served and tears were shed as the new Olim said goodbye to friends and family they left behind. While more than a few tears were shed, the atmosphere was pretty happy. I hung out with my assigned Olah Danielle who had a blowout weekend in New York prior to the start of her new life in tel Aviv. Met some folks I knew from Montreal and Los Angeles (Jewlicious Festival alumni!). I know I’m supposed to be a bad ass cynical blogger guy but, while I had a lovely 2 weeks in New York, I’m looking forward to going home and I can’t help but be touched by all these people feeling the exact same way. We’re going home. Yay. More later…
About the author
Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.