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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…

Israel: no better place to raise kids. Everybody here knows it. Far away from the crime-ridden streets of America lies a place with friendly neighbors, parks, and of course, no random gun violence. And, ahhh, the beach. Fun for the whole family!...

With apologies to Fiona Apple, I've been a bad, bad boy. When life gets hectic, the first thing that suffers is Ulpan attendance. It's a horrible shame because as many of my Israeli friends tell me, learning Hebrew should be right at the top of...

Israel continues to be a war zone. Just today, I risked my life eating 2 scoops of cookies and cream in sunny Tel Aviv. WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END??? Thank G-d the media is here to report things accurately. Right to left: Michal,...

As I detailed a few months ago, one of the national slogans here is "Yiyeh B'seder (it will be ok)". There's no situation yiyeh b'seder can't handle. It's the Clorox bleach of phrases. I recently witnessed the mother of all yiyeh b'seders when talking with my...

Good evening, my loyal readers; I invite you to sit back, relax, and get comfy. I haven't posted in a week or so, you never know when my next update will be, so you might as well enjoy this one. And why relax? Because things...

So last night was the Super Bowl. Incredibly enough, I managed to miss an entire football season without experiencing cardiac arrest. Nevertheless, I decided that if I missed the championship game, I might as well revoke my American citizenship the next day. When faced with...

What do they say about the US Postal Service? That they'll deliver under any circumstances, be it rain, sleet, or snow? Apparently they have more obstacles than their Israeli counterparts. My mom sent me a package a week or so ago. I got...

I recently talked to my friend Noga who's been following my adventures. I was interested but not surprised by her impressions of my writing. She was a tad irked (ech omrim "irk"?), not as much by what was on this site as much as what...