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 an Israeli school was a magnet for Amazon choosing New York

Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island campus will supply the talent for the retail giant's new headquarters.

Clowns on a mission: Making wishes come true for sick children

On a shoestring budget, 100 clowns in Israel have jumped into action.

New sugar substitute may be sweet news for diabetics

Tel Aviv company has created a product that is several thousand times as sweet as sugar, and healthy to digest.

Promoting a culture of kindness, one dance at a time

Orly Wahba has become the queen of nice at a time when the world needs her most.

Harvard physicist: An alien spaceship might've flown by earth

Dr. Avi Loeb says it's possible that it may have been a ship on a reconnaissance mission.

Omri Casspi becomes first Israeli player to receive NBA championship ring

He returned to the Golden State Warriors arena to accept the honor.

Yogis from around the world travel to Israel's scenic wilderness for festival

Hundreds gathered for annual event, which offered stunning views of the local landscape.

Can a potato chip bag reveal your last conversation?

A team of scientists at MIT, Microsoft and Adobe​ have figured out a way to turn everyday objects into visual microphones.

Cars fueled (mostly) by water unveiled

A new startup is just the latest Israeli firm attempting to reinvent the auto industry.

Photographer captures that most minute of life's details: waiting

Street photographer Natan Dvir has turned his pet peeve into an art form.

Episode 22: Ayelet Fishbach, popular psychology professor and expert on human behavior

An expert in human behavior and decision making, she studies everything from dinner menus to charitable giving.

Facebook is searching for the world's most amazing dog

Does your pet have what it takes? Auditions will be open soon.

94-year-old with awesome bucket list skydives over Israel

Walter Bingham is Israel's oldest working journalist and has appeared in two Harry Potter movies. Skydiving just seemed like the next logical thing to do.

Episode 21: Inna Braverman, named one of the most influential women of the 21st century

Having survived the Chernobyl disaster, Inna Braverman set her sights on reinventing the energy industry.

Do you know these celebrities' real names?

Sure, you know who they are now. But would you recognize their birth names?