Ever think about aliyah, boys and girls?  Wondering if it’s just like your Birthright trip but longer?  If the answer to either of these questions is “yes”, I invite you to watch this video for a brief recap of what I learned in my first five years here.  Yesterday was my five year “aliyahversary”, worthy of much rejoicing.  If you neither laugh nor cry, well, maybe you’ve been away too long.  Come and visit!  And maybe CK and I will meet you at the shuk.

Oh…and if Youtube happens to disable the sound, you can check out the original here along with some Jack Handey-style deeeeep thoughts.


About the author


Since making aliyah in 2006, Benji Lovitt has spent roughly every waking moment doing one of the following: trying to make people laugh, eating chumus, or writing about chumus to make people laugh. In addition to working with tons of Jewy organizations to promote Israel, Benji has performed stand-up comedy about Israel for groups including Hillels, Birthright Israel, Jewish Federations, and of course, at Jewlicious Festival. His perspectives on aliyah and life in Israel have been featured on Israeli television and radio and in publications such as the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, and the Jewish Daily Forward. It is said that every time he calls CK "Mr. Jewlicious", a tree is planted in the Jewish National Fund forest. For a hilarious comedy show, contact him at [email protected].