Ben is a third-generation Jewish American... or is it 4th? His great-grandparents came with their parents to the USA sometime back at the turn of the century (20th, not that last one). They came from places like Belarus and Romania and Italy (so his Dad says). None were ever in Israel, that he knows of. He spent a few of his 'good' years in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ramat Gan, and Arad. He has climbed Masada 22 times (he lost track actually). He's a funny guy (so they say), and wanted to be an Israeli Tour Guide (is it too late?). He works in IT, but it's really not his 'thing'.