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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…

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"...

It's that time of year again; we're just days away from the annual Comedy for Koby winter tour.  I'm always surprised to meet an Anglo who hasn't heard of it but anything is possible.  B'kitzur, nice Jewish boy Avi Liberman is back, along with three more...

I believe the children are our future.  Teach them well and let them lead the way.  I just made that up.  Sounds good, right?  Even though they're dumb and crap their pants, trust me, it won't always be that way.  Kids are going places; you...

I bring you the most ridiculous street name in all of Israel.  Seriously, can this be topped? I believe this is in Givat Massua in Jerusalem, right by the old Young Judaea hostel (the "new" old one.) HI-larious. If anyone's looking for me, I'll be laughing ha-ass off. Photo...

Shalom from a suburban Starbucks somewhere in North America.  As I wrote on FB and Twitter a bit ago, if aliens ever do invade Planet Earth, they should disguise their spaceship as a Starbucks. The United States will enter the mothership willingly.  Is there any...

Even though the Israeli tent protesters seem to be losing steam, let's not lose sight of their demands.  The people have spoken: "Ha'am! Doresh! Ho-fa-ot  Co-me-dy!" It's that time of year, my loyal readers.  Fall is close, signifying the start of a new Jewish year, the leaves changing colors,...