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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…

More than 50 years into their historic career, the Rolling Stones are in Israel and preparing for their concert tomorrow night in Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon! Without further ado...

Goodbye, Pope.  Hello, JT! After much anticipatzia, Justin Timberlake will be performing in Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon tomorrow night and this just in:  through my connections to President Shimon Peres, Times of Israel editor David Horovitz, the Shas party, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and the entire...

Hey, did you hear?  The Pope was in Israel.  Fortunately I don't live in Jerusalem so my schedule (and ability to get around) wasn't affected.  I accidentally ended up live-blogging the thing on Facebook and the Times of Israel.  Enjoy...

Every year I say this but this year, I really can't believe I was able to write another list.  All year, I thought this would be my last one but now that's it's done (and hopefully to your liking), I think I have to keep...

Have you heard about Soda Stream, the Israeli company that allows you to make your own soda, saving jillions of plastic Coke bottles?  They'll be advertising during the Super Bowl with the new face of the company, Scarlett Johansson.  She's been getting a lot of...

Here is a recent article I wrote for the website eJewishPhilanthropy.  It's a serious one about the world of Israel educational tourism and the feedback has been tremendous.  Let me know what you think. Israel has changed over 66 years. Our programs should reflect those changes. by...

For those of you who grew up at Jewish summer camp (and even those who didn't), you may enjoy this.  Many of us know the tsofim (Israeli scouts), the Israeli teenagers who came to camp to represent Israel and inject the summer experience with ruach...