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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How I smuggled 150 energy bars out of Israel

A weight loss plan, an empty suitcase and an audacious plot to pull off the perfect heist.

Doctors confirm that ALS patients with positive attitude feel less pain

A team of Israeli researchers finds scientific proof to oft-heard anecdotal evidence.

'The Boys' co-star is the Kevin Bacon of Israeli actors

Thanks to hit shows on Netflix and Amazon, the 34-year-old Tomer Capon is having a moment.

Einstein's Nobel Prize, record collection and more headed to new exhibition

Public to get glimpse of handwritten pages from the general theory of relativity.

Gal Gadot's daughter joining the family business

Eight-year-old Alma is making her film debut this summer in the 'Angry Birds' sequel.

Flint crisis: Israeli invention that makes water from air arrives to help Midwest town

Michigan businessman donates innovative device to local church, where it is providing drinking water to 500 people a day.

Oscar-winning Israeli director’s new film about redemption features a ‘tour de force’ performance

Actor Jamie Bell portrays the real-life racist who finds repentance and salvation.

After success of the Impossible Burger, is the Impossible Salmon next?

Impossible Foods co-founder Tal Ronnen sees the company expanding to fish and dairy products as well.

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.