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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…

My latest on the Times of Israel about this recent story. Following their concert review which blew up on major news sites, Haaretz retracted their story Thursday claiming that in her Tel Aviv performance, Rihanna replaced the word "umbrella" with "death to the Jews". “It was an...

This just in:  President Shimon Peres has just launched a new application on his Facebook page calling upon people all over the world to ask him any question they want.  Anyone will be able to pose questions to the president and he will respond to some...

My latest from the Times of Israel.  If we're going to make fun of American Jewry, we have to look in the mirror, no?  A sequel to last week's piece. In the just-released second part of the controversial Pew study, researchers found that despite a declining...

War is brewing in Syria….children are getting polio vaccinations….what better time for an uplifting Rosh Hashanah video? I've been thinking about this idea for a few years now and finally, thanks to my buddy and video producer Yosef Adest and support from ROI Community, I was...

I don’t blog much anymore.  Not like I used to.  I’ve written and talked about this 100 times.  Once upon a time, Some Dumb Oleh started a blog, called it “What War Zone???”, and wrote as much as three time a day about his experiences...

Hello, my loyal readers!  Remember the old days when I used to write blog entries?  Well, we're turning back the clock to 2008.  What's old is new, chumus is the new black, and my hometown basketball team the Dallas Mavericks just signed Israeli hoops star...