Benji Lovitt
Because the Middle East is Funny

Disproportionate Use of the Force

After years of waiting, the newest “Star Wars” film is finally out in theaters this week. Of course, even Jedis need to be careful when taking on Israeli airport security.


May the Force be with you!

Illustration: Yael Abramowitz

Concept: Benji Lovitt

About the Author
Since making aliyah in 2006, Benji Lovitt has performed stand-up comedy and educational programs for groups including Jewish Federations, Chabads, synagogues, Masa Israel Journey, and Birthright Israel. His perspectives on aliyah and Israeli society have been featured on Israeli TV and radio and in publications such as USA Today, Time Magazine, the BBC, and more. Benji has worked as a cross-cultural trainer with groups including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Masa Israel and is a popular presenter on the Limmud International circuit. During 2014's Operation Protective Edge, his humorous observations on the war led to his being called in Israel "the only reason to go on Facebook.”