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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 was brought to my attention last week that Friday, December 1st was World AIDS Day. Although we might wish differently (thanks to the recent UN voting), Israel is in fact part of this world and as such, commemorated this day along with the...

"Im tirtzu, ayn zo agada." If you will it, it is no dream. -Theodore Herzl The Founder of Modern Political Zionism strived for a state where Jews could live as the majority in a country of their own. They would work in jobs...

And it looks something like this. Who is this woman, you might be asking, and why is she the root of all evil? Well, my loyal readers (and let's welcome Allison, Max, Katherine, Ruthie, Gilly, and Lisa to the party), it's a sad, sad state...

Sit right back, my loyal readers, for I've a story to tell. When I lived in America (in the old days...

If a holiday falls on the calendar in a country that doesn't celebrate it, does it make a sound? This past Thursday was Thanksgiving. Especially on the heels of the chagim a few months ago, I have to say that Thanksgiving doesn't do much for me....

And the number of women in my class with an Israeli significant other has climbed to five this morning. A woman from Amsterdam is the most recent addition to the club. We'll see what happens tomorrow. In class yesterday, we read a paragraph about a couple...

A couple of weeks ago, I chronicled my first day of Ulpan. It’s been three weeks now, 3-4 days each week, and it's going great. I truly felt my Hebrew getting significantly better after only a week and a half of learning new words. One...

Welcome to my new and improved blog. Well, new address and host, anyway. I decided a couple of months ago that my Mac-ish blog wasn't the best long-term so I should move it at some point (plus, it seemed to load slowly for...