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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…

Thursday, August 25th Seems like it’s been a while….how about another blog entry from Ben-Gurion?  Ahh, nothing sparks my creative juices than sitting at the airport at 5 AM.  I love it every time.  I’m not even kidding. I’m flying to the States again for a vacation. ...

"This is why I have a blog, take II." I'm filming a video tomorrow for a Jewish organization and it's happening at the 90th minute as we say in Hebrew.  For the Americans out there, it's just after the two-minute warning and the home team has...

Just a couple of hours ago, as reported by the Guardian, "Southern Israel was hit by what appeared to be a series of attacks on Thursday as two vehicles were fired on near the Egyptian border and a group of soldiers were hit with heavy...

On August 9th/10th, 2006, I did the craziest, boldest, scariest, and most exciting thing I have ever done: move to Israel. Where have the last five years gone? I have been anticipating this day for some time now and I knew I'd have to mark it...

We've already discussed the Israeli postal service's amazing ability to deliver poorly addressed mail in this tiny country.  And we've looked at some of the many ways my name is butchered ("Ben-Gay", anyone?) Apparently somebody is testing the mailman. With my five-year aliyah anniversary just days...

Ahlo, my friends, and welcome to Dudu's House of Smarts!  I am Dudu (barur!) and I weel be your host today. Ez always, I will share weeth you smarts from my personal experience.  Theengs I hev learned over time from deh army, life, and ehhhhhhhhh...

Argh. It's not yet 7 AM and I'm awake.  I was also awake before 6 AM which is probably a result of being asleep by 10 PM.  If I had milk for my coffee, I might feel differently right now but both makolot (convenience stores)...

Day #4 of my Fa-cation.  I feel a little like Morgan Spurlock but without all the weight gain.  What's a guy to do when he's not posting silly, impulsive statuses on Facebook?  Well, truth be told, pretty much the same stuff he does every other...

I'm into Day 3 of my Fa-cation; while I started Sunday, we're coming up on around 48 hours of trying to save my thoughts for long-form blog expression. I have yet to experience any kind of withdrawal symptoms which can only be a good thing,...