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"Fantastic! Israel 201 is precisely the kind of Israel education we all need!”
-Mayim Bialik, actress

"This wonderful book will show you the Israel you didn't know you didn't know."
-Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister of Israel

"Chasnoff and Lovitt have given us a gift!"
-Yossi Klein Halevi, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute

"Intense, funny, and full of love!"
-David Broza, musician

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About the Authors

Benji Lovitt

Benji Lovitt immigrated to Israel in 2006. He has performed stand-up comedy and delivered cultural presentations about Israel for audiences in North America, Israel, Europe, South Africa, and Australia and has been featured in Time Magazine and The Atlantic.

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Joel Chasnoff

Joel Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian and author of The 188th Crybaby Brigade and co-author of the cookbook Balaboosta and the tennis improvement guide Essential Tennis. He's performed comedy for more than 1,000 Jewish communities in ten countries. A Chicago native, he now lives in Ra’anana.

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