Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

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

Soldiers Testify They Posed as Violent Protesters

IDF ploy was to gin up violence, justify crackdown in West Bank village

Cracking the Computer Code

Few people know the programming languages like Java and Ruby that run the modern world. The People of the Book should fight against this illiteracy.

Adel Imam and Arab Farce

Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.

Standing Up to Putin

The Man Without a Face, Masha Gessen’s biography of the Russian leader, reminds us why U.S. Jews must put pressure on a repressive foreign regime

IDF’s Religion Problem Displayed in Assault

Attack on peaceful protesters highlight’s military’s increased religiosity

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