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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…

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...

It's 8:26 AM:  do you know where your chametz is?  Mine is quietly minding its own business in the cupboard, doing whatever chametz does when left unattended.  I'm slowly coming to terms with Passover starting in only 10 hours, another holiday where I failed to...

Shalom, my loyal readers!  Are you all preparing for Pesach?  I know I am.  Jewish tradition dictates that before the holiday begins, we should all do a bedikat chametz, or checking for chametz, in our homes with a candle and feather.  I just did mine....

Come out to the Comedy Basement this Saturday night where I'm performing with Baruch Spier, David Kilimnick, and another guy making fun of Israel. Details here. Also, check out the Stage One Theater Festival over Pesach in Jerusalem's Beit Avi Chai.  Although I'll be missing them...

What's more fun than packing?  Lots.  Books are the worst.  Nobody ever seems to have boxes they're giving away (I've already tried the place you're thinking of.)  I should go to the shuk; now there's a place with boxes.  If they pause and say, "for...

I'm moving.  No, not to Dimona.  Within Jerusalem.  Talpiot, according to Google Maps.  Just a few hundred feet east and the world might consider me a settler.  If I weren't so busy stroking my beard and cleaning my shovel, I might have more to say...

If you missed my Purim spoof on eJewishPhilanthropy yesterday, here it is in its entirety. On the heels of their national tour and another hit holiday song, The Maccabeats are hotter than ever, and now, everybody’s favorite Jewish acapella band is planning its next move....

Are you ready for Purim?  I don't want to overdo it but I haven't been this excited since David Ben-Gurion appeared on "Dancing with the Stars".  Spring is definitely in the air, people are in good moods, and any reason to dress up like slutty...