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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, two dogs and seven chickens.

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Why wearing a surgical mask in public isn't about you

From the common cold and flu to the coronavirus, it's more useful for someone who is already sick to cover their face, according to an infectious disease doctor.

Scientists seek public's help with $100 million search for aliens

Researchers from the Breakthrough Listen project have made the unprecedented data trove accessible in the hopes of finding intelligent extraterrestrials.

Israeli scientists: We have developed a coronavirus vaccine

Four years of research on chickens with the disease led to the discovery. 'It's totally game-changing,' CEO says in exclusive interview.

Israeli doctor rushes to Japan to help with coronavirus outbreak

Dr. Ran Nir-Paz is on the front line tending to cruise ship passengers, and is hopeful the spread of the disease is slowing down.

Reigning champ repeats as Canaan best-of-breed at Westminster

Avi earns third consecutive title by beating the only other entries – Lil Roy and Vino.

Inside the most unusual rivalry at the Westminster Dog Show

The Canaan is so rare that only two owners are competing for best-in-breed at the prestigious event.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and fiancé donate $2.5 million to IsraAid

Funds from the newly engaged couple will help the Tel Aviv-based group offer humanitarian relief around the globe.

IsraAid rushes urgent medical supplies on last plane to China

Humanitarians send protective gear on flight from Tel Aviv to Zhuhai to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

This ancient Mediterranean city has a Miami vibe

Book your flight to the seaside Israeli town of Jaffa, which has gotten a modern makeover.

New field of solar panels will power 15% of African nation

Israel-based CEO of Gigawatt Global says project will supply jobs and clean energy to Burundi.

Our search for aliens just got a $170 million boost

With the largest single dish radio telescope in the world, scientists can now pick up radio waves from billions of light years away.

How a former Pixar animator went from drawing 'The Incredibles' to Netflix's first animated film

Alex Orrelle's latest film, 'Klaus,' has been nominated for an Academy Award. And up next? The sequel to 'Space Jam.'

Gal Gadot, National Geographic team up for series about inspirational young women

Called '#impact,' it's the latest project from the new production company launched by Gadot and her husband.

Israeli basketball stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

'He's a shining light that has been extinguished,' coach David Blatt said of Bryant, whose death has left the world in mourning.

Australians in Israel organize charity events for wildlife relief effort back home

After devastating bushfires, expat community rallies with a concert, a trivia night, a boxing match and more.