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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…

We're just hours away from Chanukah in Tel Aviv and winter is in the air. Ok, so autumn is in the air as my weather app tells me it's 71 degrees Fahrenheit. It seems like just weeks ago, we were in the high 70s...

Better late than never, right? My latest from Dallas Jewish Monthly. Shana tova! Throw the honey cake in the oven and wax down your shofar. The new year is just around the corner but you won’t need party hats or noisemakers. This is Rosh Hashanah, the...

My latest blog post from the Times of Israel. 10. Instead of the Dolby theater, ceremony held at kibbutz on the way to Ashdod 9. Attendees wear their fancy jeans without the holes 8. Long speeches interrupted by Galgalatz Read the rest here...

This year, I decided to dress as an amateur video editor. Check out the video I made below, thanks to some cute kids and their parents who helped out at the last-minute! Stick around for the "surprise ending". Chag Purim sameach! https://www.facebook.com/funnybenji/videos/10156000716357332/...

Chanukah. Hanukkah. Chanuka. So nice, I spelled it thrice. What’s not to like about the Festival of Lights? A time to sing….to play….to clog your arteries with cooking oil. LET’S PARTY! Whether you like your latkes with apple sauce or sour cream, there’s much to...

It's been ages since my last Times of Israel blog post but after I shared a few jokes on Facebook this morning, I realized I should write them up. My friend Laura posted a story this morning about some extremists calling for a "Day of Rage"....

Shana tova! It's a new year and time for dreams of change and new beginnings. (And if I don't follow those dreams and keep my resolutions, there's another new year coming in just a few months.) In the meantime, the inaugural issue of Dallas Jewish Life...