Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

Santa Meets Start-Up Nation

Popular Christmas apps, made in Israel

Why Israel Has No Newtowns

It’s the Jewish state’s gun culture, not its laws, that prevents mass shootings like the one in Connecticut

In Defense of Sandler’s “Hallelujah”

The comic wasn’t butchering Leonard Cohen’s classic. He was rescuing it.

A Very Gay, Jewish Christmas

The Rankin-Bass animated specials are yuletide staples, so why do they look Jewish and sound gay?

Jedi Is 7th Most Popular English Religion

Jew or Jew not. There is no try.

Wall of Crazy

Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen’s incredible album, released 35 years ago, is a time capsule of American pop music

John Lennon’s Alter Ego

On the anniversary of the Beatle’s assassination, turning to his wild, controversial biographer for enlightenment

The Occupation’s New Witnesses

A new movie and book shed light on the effect of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank on its soldiers

‘Apathetic’ Tel Aviv v. Israel’s Bombarded South

Israel’s papers blame the city for its ‘apathy’ as fighting commences

Fat Man Saves Israeli Hip-Hop

How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap

Nate Silver Wins Today’s Election

How the statistician has permanently changed the polling game

iPhones Are Bad for You

What the ultra-Orthodox campaign against smartphones as “a spiritual Holocaust” gets right about technology

Let David Fishof Entertain You

The impresario on his new book, likely the only one to feature both Bon Jovi and the Bobover Rebbe in the index

Obama’s Sarah Silverman Problem

The comic’s political videos are actually the worst representation of the president’s subtlety and values

What Theodor Adorno Wrought

Judith Butler is the perfect recipient for a prize named after the patron saint of obfuscation

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