Benyamin Cohen

Benyamin Cohen

Benyamin Cohen is Editorial Director of From the Grapevine and host of the weekly podcast "Our Friend from Israel." He has written for the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, Yahoo News and Slate. Cohen is also the author of “My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith” (HarperCollins), named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and for which he received the Georgia Author of the Year award. Cohen previously served as the Content Director for the Mother Nature Network, and was the founding editor of both Jewsweek and American Jewish Life magazine. He is based in Morgantown, WV, where he lives with his wife and two dogs.

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Behind the scenes of the new documentary about '60 Minutes' legend Mike Wallace

Israeli filmmaker Avi Belkin got unprecedented access to the CBS archives for the revealing and intimate portrait of the man we thought we knew.

Einstein's unusual couch surfing adventure

100 years ago this week, Einstein needed a cheap place to crash in Europe. You'll never guess who's house he stayed at.

Tel Aviv named one of the best cities in the world for female entrepreneurs

'A supportive environment is like wind under our wings,' says one exec.

At pod hotels, tiny rooms mean tiny prices

Young urban travelers see it as a fun and inexpensive way to see the world.

Why you’re about to see a whole lot of Gal Gadot

From a movie about the inventor of Wi-Fi to a Netflix action thriller, buckle up for a barrage of projects from the Israeli actress.

Israeli tech to help ease New York City traffic woes

Gov. Cuomo traveled to the Mediterranean country for help fixing the beleaguered MTA.

Israeli locksmith opens door for 'Game of Thrones' star

When Nikolaj Coster-Waldau called Shahar Efraim, he had no idea a superfan would come to his rescue.

At Israeli hospital, this clown is part of the medical team

David 'Dush' Barashi is offering more than smiles on his rounds at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Maira Kalman is more than just a quirky cartoonist for The New Yorker

She's authored books, performed in a ballet and took piano lessons from a chicken. And that's just the beginning.

Are you ready for the International Physics Olympiad?

The 50th edition of the competition takes place in Tel Aviv this July. Test your IQ with some sample questions.

5 reasons you need to visit this Mediterranean beach town

The coastal Israeli city of Netanya offers breathtaking views ... and a beach elevator.

Israeli professor has idea to save billions of chickens each year

Harvard grad's startup is hoping a gene editing tool will be the 'holy grail' of the egg industry.

Tel Aviv high school students invent superfood to help malnourished African children

Israeli teens travel from Rwanda to Uganda to set up Spirulina labs.

Take a seat in the world's first all-electric plane

The aircraft — dubbed Alice – can hold about 10 people and operates entirely on battery power.

7 celebrities with wicked high IQs

From Natalie Portman to Dolph Lundgren, these actors show their mighty mental acumen off screen.