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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!  Are you excited for July 4th, American Independence Day?  Or as England calls it, "the nakba."  I'm keeping two days myself; does anyone know a good egalitarian minyan with a mechitzah and hamburgers?  Just remember the important historical lesson here:  no...

"Dudu!  Dudu!" "Mah, achi?" "I jahst hed a great idea!" "Falafel eem cheeps?" "Better." "Cigaria eem kafe?" "Nu!" "Throweeng eh pres-ehdential cohn-fehr-ence and speh-leeng eh VIP's name wrohng." "DAT EEZ BRELLIANT! Who?  Who?  Deh guy in deh kiosk who puts deh Beitar Yerushalayim game on his TV?" "Beegger." "Ehh, ehh, deh guy who puts the...

Hey, guys-just a quick note from the ROI Summit 2011.  I'll be making people laugh here: Tonight, there's a talent/variety show open to the public for my fellow conference participants.  I'll be doing stand-up; you're invited!  Come have a drink and meet talented people from around...

It's official:  globalization has gone too far.  I'm going to cry. Can we make the world a little flat?  Please? I will now go eat some Bamba while reading Shai Agnon. H/T:  Daniel G., Tel Aviv...

Hello, my loyal readers!  Enjoying the warm weather?  I sure am.  Summer is coming which means, as always, the Middle East is heating up in more ways than one.  In fact, just recently, Obama and Bibi traded speeches to the American people and at the...

We're still a few hours away but since Jpost already went live with it, Chag Ha'atzmaut sameach!  If you made it here from Jpost, welcome!  If you enjoyed this list, then be sure to subscribe to my mailing list on the right for more hilarious...

Tonight begins Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  All public places of entertainment this evening are closed this evening as the nation remembers the tragedy of six million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust.  Restaurants, cafes, bars, movies...

Good morning, everyone-are you enjoying your Pesach?  Can you believe here in Israel we're more than five days into this thing?  Two more and it's chametz time.  (Kind of like Hammer Time but with more bread and less booty-shaking.) I spent three nights last week around...