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From the day he made aliyah, Benji has been one of the most popular English-speaking writers in Israel, first blogging about his experiences at WhatWarZone.com (RIP to that address). Ulpan, the job search, and just settling in, it’s all here…

Exhausted from Middle East politics? Want to “recharge your Israel battery?” American-Israeli comedian Benji Lovitt is now booking shows for North America between October 27th and November 15th. His hilarious perspective about life in Israel is a must-have user guide to life in the Middle East...

Hello, my loyal readers.  Can I interest you in a rant?  Before I get to my latest blog post in the Times of Israel, I'll just say that I thoroughly enjoyed this one.  For somewhere between a week and the last two years, I've been...

Did you miss the news of the last week?  Here are a few of the, ahem, more “interesting” Jewish- and Israel-related stories of the last several days. I wish I was making these up. As always, if you’re going to live in Israel, you’d better have...

Israel is a dangerous place. Between the unrest in Egypt, the threat of war with Iran, and matkot balls flying around at the speed of light, we can never know what the future holds. I was reminded of this last week when I threw my back out...

My latest in the Times of Israel.  Enjoy!  As always, if you like it, share it! “You shall count for yourselves -- from the day after the Shabbat, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving -- seven Shabbats, they shall be complete....

It's that time of year again.  Avi Liberman returns to Israel next week for his semi-annual Comedy for Koby fundraiser tour with proceeds going to the Koby Mandell Foundation (or is "bi-annual"?  Damn-I'm definitely losing my English.  (Who am I kidding?, I never knew that...

My most recent blog post from The Times of Israel.  800+ FB likes can't be wrong, right?  Thanks to my brilliant friend Tal Azoulay for co-writing it with me. Just a few days ago, it was reported here that United States Congressman Joe Pitts suggested in a...

In case you missed it, here's my latest blog post from the Times of Israel.  Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!   Once upon a time, 45 bajillion blog posts were written about olim, their complaints, and a partridge in a pear tree. In our immediate-reaction, “look, two...

Aaaaaand we’re back from America.  Did you have a nice Yom Ha’atzmaut, my loyal readers?  If you didn’t eat at least 45 cows, busha v’cherpa to you (roughly translated as “shame shame shame, everybody knows your name"). I write you (wrote, rather) from seat 28D on...