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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…

My Rosh Hashana column for the Times of Israel.  Shana tova, everyone! With Rosh Hashanah just around the bend, I decided to check out the future in my spanking new time machine. Now, just seconds after I left, I'm back with the answers to your questions...

In light of yesterday's travel news, here's my latest on the Times of Israel.  I'm really enjoying the transition from "oleh chadash observations" to more current events and stuff.  Are you?  Is anyone even still here anymore? Did you hear the one about the guy who...

After the tragic attack in Burgas, a Bulgarian journalist saw my blog post on the The Times of Israel and contacted me for an interview. Here is the subsequent news segment. It's quite strange I must say to have to translate yourself back into English from...

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....