A post-Independence Day chuckle

Every year, local comedian Benji Lovitt publishes a list of the top things he loves about Israel. This year, in honor of Israel’s birthday, he’s up to 63 reasons, an achievement in itself given that there’s little duplication between this …

Comedian Benji Lovitt on stage

Every year, local comedian Benji Lovitt publishes a list of the top things he loves about Israel. This year, in honor of Israel’s birthday, he’s up to 63 reasons, an achievement in itself given that there’s little duplication between this list and year’s past.

Some of his jokes fall flat: Adam Sandler kind of killed the humous joke for other funny-men forever. Others are more whimsical observations than laugh out funny (no one will bust you if you take out your tefillin on El Al; Shai Agassi of A Better Place is a really good guy).

But others still tickle the old blue and whites. Such as when the Schusterman Foundation paid for 700 children from Gaza-border communities to see Justin Bieber in concert, Lovitt cries “haven’t they suffered enough!” Or Lovitt’s discovery of a want ad reading, “experience in schwarma required.”

You can find Lovitt’s latest list (as well as past years) here on his blog. Read it for a few post-holiday chuckles.

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Brian has been a journalist and high-tech entrepreneur for over 20 years. He combines this expertise for ISRAEL21c and Israelity as he writes about hot new local startups, pharmaceutical advances, scientific discoveries, culture, the arts and daily life in Israel. He loves hiking the country with his family (and blogging about it). Originally from California, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children.