Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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To See Those Pews Full Again, Synagogues Should Learn From Best Buy

The electronics retailer’s miraculous turnaround offers an important lesson to shuls combating dwindling attendance

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Going Back to School? Here’s How To Fight the Israel Haters

A three-point guide to blocking out BDS, SJP, and other evils on campus

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Sheep

A new animated movie charmingly wrestles with one of Jewish theology’s thorniest questions

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Can Science Save Our Souls?

From genetically engineering a holy cow to hacking the brain to override free will, theology and technology are intersecting in interesting ways

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Donald Trump, the Last of the Great Vaudevillians

The presidential hopeful and loudmouth provocateur is reviving a long-lost, much-needed Jewish tradition

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A Wedding Without Guests, Then a Party

Sans family and friends, Israeli newlyweds leaned on Facebook to invite anybody nearby to celebrate with them. Droves came and danced the night away.

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In the Best Bar in the Middle East and Africa, Zionism Is Alive in a Highball

A night at the Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv’s coolest bar

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Samir Kuntar, Child-Killer, Dead in IAF Strike in Syria

Justice finally finds the unrepentant terrorist

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Werner Herzog For Israeli Prime Minister

A CNN transcription error inspires new hope—and a speech

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To Save American Judaism, Say No to Superheroes

Our caped crusaders have a lot to do with our anxieties about Jewish identity. It’s time we found more meaningful alternatives.

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In Support of Bad Behavior, For the Tribe I Love

Fans of Beitar Jerusalem wreaked havoc last night in Belgium, where the opposing fans flashed sieg heils in victory.

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An Ode to Tel Aviv, Long Lost Lover

All this time, I thought I was the sophisticated one who left behind a dusty, provincial town. I had it all backwards.

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Is Going off Seamless the 21st-Century Version of Keeping Kosher?

A buggy new redesign led one ardent fan of the food-delivery app to grow more mindful of his relationship with his meals

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Outsourcing Our Jewish Obligations

Hiring others to live the Jewish lives we can’t be bothered to lead ourselves

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Another Tale of Love and Darkness

In Jessamyn Hope’s evocative debut novel, ‘Safekeeping,’ people are as beautiful and as vexed as the history with which they struggle

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Straight Outta Petach Tikva

Two new album releases make today a big day for Israeli hip hop

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I, Robot Chef

IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, can generate ingenious, original recipes, but does it really understand why humans love food?

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An Ode to Beards in the IDF

The Yankees of armies will regulate its soldiers’ facial fuzz—a hirsute joy—on July 1

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Is Marco Rubio the Victim of an Old Anti-Semitic Stereotype?

The venomous tropes used to talk about the presidential candidate’s wealth sound awfully familiar

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Want to Boost Israel’s Economy? Learn from Haredi Women

Ultra-Orthodox women show promising model for ending employment stagnation

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Must Hebrew Literature Live Only in Israel?

Why Israel’s most prestigious book award just shut out Hebrew writers who live outside the Jewish State

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Does the Bible Predict a Victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Good Book praises Blatt, LeBron

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TV’s Panicky New Shtetls

From a strange small town in Idaho to a menacing desert island, summer programming is all about anxious, insular communities

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Dear Not-Yet-Grads: It’s Time To Fight the Haters

Anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses is swelling. It’s time to go on the attack.

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Is the Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers a Philip Roth Character?

To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’

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Current Movie Crush: ‘JeruZalem’

There’s no better place to hide from zombies than the labrynthine Old City

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From Tel Aviv to the Thames, It’s the Age of Neo-Tribalism

The failure to predict election results isn’t about left versus right; it’s about the collapse of our public sphere

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Against Conversation

When language itself becomes a political battleground, it’s time to stop talking

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In the PEN Controversy, Lessons on Art, Politics, and Really Bad Ideas

Or, why all great writers are conservative

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The Greatest Children’s TV Pioneer You’ve Never Heard Of

Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel

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