Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

Fighting Soccer’s Barbarians

My beloved Beitar Jerusalem has some racist fans. Instead of abandoning the team, we should take it back.

An Intervention Letter to Kate Moss

From a fellow hummus addict

The Israeli Business Bible

Eliyahu Goldratt’s The Goal is required reading in every business school, but it’s also a fable about Israeli-American relations

Zionism’s New Boss

Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream

What Makes Asma Run

How Asma Agbaria-Zahalka is turning a socialist party of Arabs and Jews into a political phenomenon in Israel

Israel’s Mister Austerity

Dov Yosef was one of the state’s founding fathers, but his unpopular economic measures made him a pariah

To Russia With Loathing

It’s time to take on Russia

Spiritual Moneyball

The R.A. Dickey trade; or why the New York Mets, like American Jews, are at risk of losing their soul

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

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