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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…

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...

Happy election day, everyone!  Here's my latest from the Times of Israel, another satirical piece in the spirit of The Onion.  If you live in Israel and haven't voted yet, what are you waiting for? 45% of Electorate Chooses to Defecate in Envelope Bringing weeks of back-and-forth...

Hello, my loyal readers.  Next month will mark six-and-a-half years living in Israel and the same amount of time blogging.  I’ve written about war, work, Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv, and of course, everything an oleh chadash could laugh about from mopping the floor to ridiculous...

Hey, have you heard?  It's raining camels and dogs here.  Like, a LOT.  Rumor has it the Kinneret's level went up more in a 24 hour-span than at any other time in this country's history.  Flooding, highways shut down, a total mess.  Which of course...