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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…

Hey, I just landed in Israel 4 hours ago and boy, are my long-range missiles tired.  Remember my blog?  What War Zone???  Good thing I kept the URL.  We're back in business, reminding you, my loyal readers, that despite the occasional uptick in violence (and...

If you missed Part 1 of my Greek adventures, check it out here.  An abbreviated version is cross-posted on the Times of Israel here (so much for getting a "Species II" reference in there.) And now, without further ado, here’s a list of unrelated thoughts at...

Bill Simmons-style, I'm breaking this one up into two parts.  Link to Part II at the bottom.  Cross-posted on the Times of Israel. Shana tova, everyone. Did you have a memorable season of chagim? I did, having spent ten days on vacation in Greece.  Aside from...

My Rosh Hashana column for the Times of Israel.  Shana tova, everyone! With Rosh Hashanah just around the bend, I decided to check out the future in my spanking new time machine. Now, just seconds after I left, I'm back with the answers to your questions...

In light of yesterday's travel news, here's my latest on the Times of Israel.  I'm really enjoying the transition from "oleh chadash observations" to more current events and stuff.  Are you?  Is anyone even still here anymore? Did you hear the one about the guy who...

After the tragic attack in Burgas, a Bulgarian journalist saw my blog post on the The Times of Israel and contacted me for an interview. Here is the subsequent news segment. It's quite strange I must say to have to translate yourself back into English from...

Exhausted from Middle East politics? Want to “recharge your Israel battery?” American-Israeli comedian Benji Lovitt is now booking shows for North America between October 27th and November 15th. His hilarious perspective about life in Israel is a must-have user guide to life in the Middle East...