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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…

Tomorrow, I move to Tel Aviv.  I was pretty sure this day was coming from the time I moved here; I just didn’t know it would take 3.5 years to return.  My aliyah has taken me to Tel Aviv, then Jerusalem, and now back where I...

Another trip to America (thank you, Jspace), another requisite comparison.  It really is amazing and slightly mind-blowing how every time I return, I feel more Israeli, picking up on things that I never noticed before, like Neo in “The Matrix”.  Or Marty McFly after he...

This piece also ran in the Times of Israel here. Greetings from America.  Thanks to Jspace, I've had a fun trip, bringing laughs to people in Southern Illinois, South Bend, and tomorrow, Madison.  (Have you created a profile yet?  Go do it now...

Hello, my loyal readers!  Everyone ok out there? Quick life update:  I ran my car into a tree.  The good news is I'm fine.  The bad news is it was on Tu B'shvat.  The JNF is pissed. Ok, ok, I'm joking.  (Sorry if I scared you, Mom.)...

Ok, I just discovered a website to make your own parody of those motivational posters that were on corporate walls back in the '90s.  While they're not new, this seems to be the unofficial latest meme on Facebook.  I now know how I will be...

Boker tov-did you have a nice Shabbat?  Funny how after five-plus years here, I've realized that I call the weekend "Shabbat" irrespective of religious connotations.  I had a typical lazy weekend in Jerusalem, relaxing and watching illegally downloaded movies, or as I like to call...

Thanks to JewishBoston for commissioning this piece since picked up by Jpost.   Chanukah. Hanukkah. Chanuka. So nice, I spelled it thrice. What’s not to like about the Festival of Lights? A time to sing….to play….to clog your arteries with cooking oil. LET’S PARTY! Whether you like your latkes...

Looking to laugh during the eight crazy nights?  I have shows in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv so mark your calendars now. On Thursday, the 22nd, and Saturday, the 24th, my comedy troupe Hahafuch is putting on variety shows with all new sketches, our brand new "Aliyah Diaries"...