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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 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...

Check out my latest in the Times of Israel, co-written with my hilarious friend Yoav Fisher. Recently, the Jerusalem Post named their 50 most influential Jews in the world and Newsweek ranked America’s top 50 rabbis. But who really is a “top Jew”? Is it defined...

As Yom Hazikaron turns into Yom Ha'atzmaut, I find myself right between my two favorite days of the year in Israel.  I don't have much new to say about this special time of year.  I can tell you that after being abroad last year, I...