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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…

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"...

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...