Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

Re-Opening the American Mind

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind remains as important as ever, and as misunderstood, 25 years after the 1980s culture wars

Eli Yishai Bans Günter Grass From Israel

Israel’s minister of the interior responds unjustly to controversial poem

The Unbearable Lightness of Girls

Most men won’t be allowed to admit this, but the new HBO show is a disastrous celebration of entitlement and helplessness

You Be the Judge

From Top Chef to online restaurant reviews, we love to pass judgment—but we’re doing it all wrong. Judaism offers a blueprint for doing it wisely.

Bar Refaeli To Star in Mossad Pic

The Dubai assassination hits the big screen

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

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