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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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Former Israeli model reinvents herself as D.C.-area DJ

Grace Mozes is using music to help heal herself and others.

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American-Israeli equestrian becomes fashion icon on her way to the Olympics

Danielle Goldstein is more than just a show jumper with a unique sense of style. She's a serious contender for a gold medal.

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Stephen Hawking's prediction confirmed, thanks to lab-created black hole

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