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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 parents just booked tickets to visit in December. WHOO-HOOO!!! This will be their first visit in over 20 years. I’m excited. So I’m still really busy with work as I will continue to be for the next month or so. My weekend was/has been spent...

I started staff orientation today for work so things are getting busy. I also registered for health insurance so I can get sick now. Short entry: this was forwarded to me today. I showed up on the website of Arutz Sheva several days...

After being “on vacation” for a few days with no responsibility, real life began yesterday. I woke up ready to begin all my errands to register for health insurance, open a bank account, sign up for an Ulpan (Hebrew classes), etc. Anyone who...

Anyone who knows anything about Israel knows that the world community pays far too much attention to the conflict and not nearly enough to the technology being developed here. There’s been an email going around for years about how the first cell phone was...

I hope my life picks up soon before I become attached to my camera and laptop. The “this is going in the blog!” line continues to pick up steam. As long as my mom is enjoying it, I’ll probably keep writing. I...

Well, I found a new way to procrastinate. “Oh! I need to write about this in my blog!” became the new joke after I said it about 457 times yesterday. After a year and a half, I’m really starting to appreciate this...

Here I sit, in seat 45A. Hardly an empty seat on the flight, and somehow there’s one next to me. I was really hoping to post an entry from JFK Airport before boarding but I just didn’t have the time. Someone asked...

So I’m moving to Israel tomorrow. If I try to write a short explanation why, you’ll still be reading a 30 page dissertation. That said, IN SHORT, every time I return from a visit, it’s never long enough. I know about a...