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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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How a solar eclipse proved that Einstein was right

100 years ago this month, the theory of relativity was confirmed, and Einstein became famous overnight.

Israeli basketball star gives back to U.S. youth

Tarik Black on helping underprivileged kids, moving to Tel Aviv and ... studying Picasso?

Why Netflix is sending Will Ferrell to Israel

'Anchorman' star Will Ferrell is using his acting chops and singing skills for his role in 'Eurovision.'

This YouTuber psychoanalyzes 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 episodes

Israeli Gil Kidron, who runs the ‘GOT Academy’ on YouTube, explains his unique approach and reveals who will sit on the Iron Throne.

How I spent 24 hours in Haifa

With the clock ticking, my one-day adventure showcased a lot of what this northern Israeli city had to offer – despite tricky scheduling.

Israeli high school basketball team wins world championship with buzzer beater

The dramatic victory adds to the rich history of hoops in the Mediterranean country.

This man invented a spell-checker for prescriptions, and it's saving lives

Dr. Gidi Stein's MedAware software eliminates errors and is now in use in the United States and Israel.

Harvard professor discovers new way to hunt for alien spaceships

Alien hunter Avi Loeb found what appears to be an interstellar object using a new detection method.

Israeli ship arrives at moon, but fails to nail landing

Israel became the seventh country to enter the moon's orbit during the first privately funded mission to the moon.

Watch live now: Israel's spaceship Beresheet fails to land on the moon

The privately funded SpaceIL ship got close to the lunar surface but could not land.

5 things you need to know about the Israeli moon landing

From how to watch, to the purpose of the mission, we've got you covered.

100 years in the making: Photograph of Einstein's black hole revealed today

Physicists called the news 'groundbreaking' and 'a mic drop for Einstein’s theory of general relativity.'

Israelis more than a little excited for historic moon landing on Thursday

Children will be staying up past their bedtime as watch parties are planned across the country.

Behind one man's effort to bring Madonna to Israel

In a one-on-one interview with Sylvan Adams, the philanthropist reveals why he's bringing the pop star to his new hometown.

$100 million grant lets students study STEM for free in this country

Meet a graduate of Harvard and Stanford who is now working on his third degree at the Technion.