Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

Free Ravi

The jury in the Rutgers case got it wrong: It may be the Internet, not a stupid 20-year-old, that is ultimately responsible for the tragedy

Bookends

How serious is our society’s literacy problem? Unless we commit to being serious readers of a shared canon, we might as well stop reading altogether.

The Other Zion Square

Website’s right-wing alternative doesn’t want you to know who runs it

Israel Dances With the Bamba Baby

Olympic team selects corporate mascot

How the Other Half Gets Baked

Getting high in the settlements

Born To Bully

Instead of preaching kindness, we should realize, as the Bible did long ago, that we’re all bullies—and that the best advice is to give in to that reality

Tablets

Ultraconservatives get it wrong on birth control: Americans should embrace Judaism’s nuanced approach rather than adhering to absolutes

Innocents Abroad

Advice for vacationing Israeli soldiers

2 or 3 Things I Know About ‘A Separation’

The Iranian film beat the Israeli film and the Polish Holocaust film

The Jewish Roles of Meryl Streep

Some modest proposals for the lady who can turn herself into anyone

TV, Guide!

Like religion, TV shows must understand how to tell stories over time if they hope to endure. The Simpsons gets it. Downton Abbey doesn’t.

Mourning in America

The awkward tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Grammys proves that the country still hasn’t learned how to mourn properly. But Judaism has.

Rickrolling

Rick Santorum gets much about America very wrong. But there’s one thing he understands that’s crucial to winning elections and governing effectively.

The Jews of Downton

A few suggestions for future seasons

Keep the Faith

The battered Israeli left can advance its agenda only if it learns to stop fearing religion and embrace the notion of the Chosen People

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