Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

Yitzhak Shamir’s Do-Nothing Legacy

The late prime minister’s fatal flaw was reluctance to act

Helping Israel Help Itself

Supporters want to know how to assist the Jewish state. Here’s a way: Back Tel Aviv’s tent city protesters.

The Wheels on the Bus

Karen Klein and the lessons of the schoolyard

Europe Unified, by Soccer

The Euro 2012 tournament displays a continent integrated and diverse—despite the other euro’s woes

Andy Cohen’s Yenta Chic

Bravo’s talk-show host, author of the new memoir Most Talkative, is heir to a gossipy tradition in television

In Prometheus, Reaching for God

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece grasps for nothing less than the meaning of life and the limits of faith

HBO’s Veep Gets Religion

The Julia Louis-Dreyfus series takes a religious approach to comedy, which makes it both funny and profound

The Best Holocaust Novel Ever

Franz Werfel’s classic The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, about the Armenian Genocide, gets a new translation

SNL’s Funniest Jew

Where Adam Sandler’s comedy is nuanced and proudly Jewish, Andy Samberg offers one-note assimilation

The Grapes of Rap

Hip-hop’s new love for Moscato is a boon for one kosher winemaker. And the grape itself couldn’t be more Jewish.

Saverin Is the New Spinoza

Their excommunications say more about the community

‘New York’ Does Beirut, With Disastrous Results

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah is more than a ‘mover and shaker’

TED Balks

The famed conference’s lectures can’t be educational tools, because the bite-sized videos trivialize big ideas

Is The New Unity Government Bold or Craven?

It could be 1967; more ominously, it could be 1984

Israel’s Great Unknown Chef

The revered chef Hanoch Bar Shalom, who died last week, reinvented Israeli cuisine by embracing local food

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