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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, 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...

Jesus! Have you ever tried uploading a blog post from the JFNA's* General Assembly? It's impossible. Mostly for the same reasons it's impossible to go to the bathroom or carry on a meaningful conversation for more than 7.5 seconds. Because it's the professional Matza Ball,...

Remember those wall pictures in the '90s where a giant spaceship would appear if you stared at it long enough? Who has time for "long enough" in the fast-paced 21st century? Check THIS out: this arousing advertisement is not to be believed. Here's...

Hello, my loyal readers! Everyone doing ok in spite of the rumored chumus shortage? I must say, as upsetting as this is, I feel both honored and humbled to be your unofficial King of Chumus as evidenced by the many emails, Tweets, and...

Follow-up from my birthday party. Thanks to my friend Victor and the magic of Photoshop, I have two new looks. Blonde toupee. Super Charedi. Which is better? Please cast your vote for your favorite no later than 5:00 PM on Friday. I should be able...

Hello, my loyal readers! Did you have a good day yesterday? I did. As I wrote on Facebook, yesterday was all about double-chai (and I don't mean a drink). I know, I know, you didn't have me pegged as the same...

Inspired by my idol Bill Simmons, I'm being nice to my loyal readers and splitting this into 2 parts. Can you believe we're already closer to Sukkot than we are Yom Kippur? How did that happen? And so much for my state of hunger. After just...