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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…

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...

Hey, I just landed in Israel 4 hours ago and boy, are my long-range missiles tired.  Remember my blog?  What War Zone???  Good thing I kept the URL.  We're back in business, reminding you, my loyal readers, that despite the occasional uptick in violence (and...

If you missed Part 1 of my Greek adventures, check it out here.  An abbreviated version is cross-posted on the Times of Israel here (so much for getting a "Species II" reference in there.) And now, without further ado, here’s a list of unrelated thoughts at...

Bill Simmons-style, I'm breaking this one up into two parts.  Link to Part II at the bottom.  Cross-posted on the Times of Israel. Shana tova, everyone. Did you have a memorable season of chagim? I did, having spent ten days on vacation in Greece.  Aside from...