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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Israeli wins top dog photographer of the year award

Elinor Roizman's photo of a peppy Pomeranian took first prize in the 'Dogs at Play' category.

Why Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' could be a rocking hit

With top-tier talent, the movie about the legendary band has us feeling like champions.

Episode 9: Iris Bahr, comedian and actress

She's appeared on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' written bestselling books and now faces her toughest gig yet: appearing as a guest on our show.

Mentalist Oz Pearlman stuns with Einstein prediction

Kelly Ripa was speechless, and Ryan Seacrest dropped his microphone in disbelief. See the trick everyone is talking about.

Episode 8: Israel Hershkovitz, archaeologist at Tel Aviv University

What's it like being a real-life Indiana Jones? Plus: Why we have Israel to thank for our pet dogs.

Israeli tech helps rescuers find lost soccer team in Thailand cave

'We haven't thought about nothing – just to save those kids' lives,' said Israeli entrepreneur Uzi Hanuni.

Episode 7: Brian Blum, book author and business reporter

The story behind the Israeli startup that had an audacious plan to revolutionize the electric car industry.

Inside one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful penthouses

This luxurious, jaw-dropping Tel Aviv home will stop you in your tracks – and it's up for sale!

Mayim Bialik is hiding signed copies of her book all over Israel

'The Big Bang Theory' actress tells us it's the 'best scavenger hunt ever!'

Episode 6: Sarah F. Berkowitz, Israeli food expert and recipe author

Our resident chef on her favorite meals and how cooking creates bonds between friends and family.

98 people needed to survive 6,000-year journey to new planet

Harvard scientist offers alluring alternative option: 'Carry their DNA blueprints and reconstruct them over there.'

This Israeli's 'America's Got Talent' audition even made Simon Cowell laugh

Why the comedic mentalist's performance is going viral – and he's not surprised.

Episode 5: Roni Grosz, curator of the Albert Einstein Archives

Find out what it's like taking care of the legacy of the world's most famous genius.

Here's how to listen to a podcast

Heard about podcasts, but not exactly sure what they are? Here's what you need to know to start listening to one in under 5 minutes.

Episode 4: Eran Ben-Elia, professor of parking

At a high-tech lab in Israel, he may have just discovered the answer to every commuter's biggest problems: traffic and parking.