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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!  Remember the old days when I used to write blog entries?  Well, we're turning back the clock to 2008.  What's old is new, chumus is the new black, and my hometown basketball team the Dallas Mavericks just signed Israeli hoops star...

Check out my latest in the Times of Israel, co-written with my hilarious friend Yoav Fisher. Recently, the Jerusalem Post named their 50 most influential Jews in the world and Newsweek ranked America’s top 50 rabbis. But who really is a “top Jew”? Is it defined...

As Yom Hazikaron turns into Yom Ha'atzmaut, I find myself right between my two favorite days of the year in Israel.  I don't have much new to say about this special time of year.  I can tell you that after being abroad last year, I...

My latest blog post for the Times of Israel, and I think it's a good one (I know, I probably say that often).  I've been thinking about this for quite a while and some of the judgment and disgusting comments on Sam's blog post made...

I was so busy with the Obama live-blog that I forgot to upload my latest blog entry for the Times of Israel.  My latest Onion-type satire piece.  For better or worse, several people thought it was real which is a scary statement about where this...

Boker tov from Israel!  Unless you're been living under a rock or in Yerucham, President Barack Obama is in Israel.  If you missed the fun yesterday, you can catch up on my Facebook page.  I'm going to experiment today by updating here throughout the day....

Can you feel it, my loyal readers?  It's Erev Super Bowl.  I hate feeling like crap on Monday but I just can't bring myself to miss the game.  I love it too much. Four hours till kickoff and I'm about to take my annual pre-game nap....

My latest on the Times of Israel.  Enjoy! Yesterday, it was reported that Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi reportedly implied that the Jews control the US media and have distorted comments he made in the past about Zionists being “bloodsuckers” and “descendants of apes and pigs.” In a...