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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…

It's Day 7 post-fire and things keep chugging along.  And when I say "chugging along", I mean wearing the same clothes every other day.  Nobody has said anything about me stinking of smoke in about 3 days...

Shalom from an undisclosed location, boys and girls.  In case you didn't hear, my apartment became unlivable this past weekend.  I'm still a wandering Jew, having spent this morning packing my possessions into garbage bags in anticipatzia of having to clear the way for shiputzim. We all know that...

Shalom, my loyal readers, and how are you doing?  I'm pretty good, excited to be writing posts on my new site.  Any of you still out there?  I met one reader Malka last Sunday night when we were both hired to play extras on some...

Hello, my  loyal readers!  Are you enjoying my new website?  Is it everything you've ever wanted and then some?  Have you partaken from the free shawarma bar?  I'm not saying that my new site is the best thing since sliced Crembo but the last time...

Here's my newest "man on the street" video, this one sponsored by Size Doesn't Matter, a Canadian Israel advocacy initiative. Big props to my video editor Amos and my wingman Tal for making me look much better than I could on my own. ...

Here's another email exchange that you wouldn't typically find outside of Israel. Received from my accountant (British immigrant, been here 30+ years) when I was in the States: "Benji – Bituach Leumi sent a note that they are canceling your standing order arrangement with them. This...

I’m back! And after 5 weeks, believe me, I was ready. To the people I sat next to on Alitalia flight 810 who may or may not have ingested my body odor after two days in transit, I apologize. Speaking of...

I keep telling you, people: the Middle East is funny. Jesus Christ, what the *&^% is wrong with us? (Hat tip: Joel of Religion and State in Israel)...

Hello, my loyal readers, from the land of free refills. I’ve been bouncing all over the country for the last couple of weeks and I’m thrilled to call myself a member of the Boingo club. With all my traveling this month, it was a no-brainer...