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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 the popular WhatWarZone.com. Ulpan, the job search, and just settling in, it’s all here…
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June 15, 2016

“G’day and l’hitraot, here I come!”

It's almost time to take the first of my two eleven-hour flights, what better reason to blog on my new site? While it rarely happens anymore, it's more fun than spending another thirty minutes deliberating about how many sweaters to pack and which books to bring. Let's...

Monopoly
May 11, 2016

Once More With Feeling: 68 More Things I Love About Israel

Why, hello there-it's been a while, hasn't it? I haven't blogged in months but you know I wouldn't miss today. If you're a repeat visitor, you'll notice my brand-new website. Take a look around, click, watch, read, and let me know what you think. I hate...

El Al
December 28, 2015

Top 10 Reasons Xmas Sucks in Israel

Shalom from Limmud UK, the "mothership" of the Limmud conferences. It's my first time here after attending several Limmuds in North America and Israel. Despite an annoying cold which has hampered my ability to schmooze, have fun, and perfect my queueing (the national sport here,...

August 20, 2015

A Zionist Spy Dolphin Walks into a Bar…

As reported here, Hamas claims to have captured a dolphin that was spying for Israel. As always, if you’re going to live in the Middle East, it helps to have a sense of humor. Some thoughts from yesterday...