Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

No. 84: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Keeping the weeds at bay

No. 85: Gentleman’s Agreement

An understated American classic

No. 87: Once Upon a Time in America

The spaghetti Western turns Borscht Belt

No. 94: Sleeper

The future of humanity

No. 96: The Wedding Singer

Crashing New Jersey

No. 97 Hem Hayu Asara (They Were Ten)

The hardscrabble version of the founding of the Jewish state

No. 100: Schindler’s List

Steven Spielberg’s astoundingly stupid Holocaust melodrama

A List of Our Own

Tablet Magazine’s ’100 Greatest Jewish Films’ premieres Monday

Obscenity Charges

Sarah Silverman seemed poised to usher in a new generation of secure, sexual, and powerful female comics. Instead, she went for empty shocks and cheap laughs.

Roth Redux

Philip Roth’s defenders point to his later, more serious works to argue for his place in the canon. In truth, those books make clearer his weaknesses.

The Grapes of Roth

Philip Roth’s legacy of writerly narcissism left a generation of young novelists with the wrong idea of what makes great literature

A New Knesset Session, a New Assault

Independent judiciary, certain NGOs are in government’s crosshairs

‘Call of Duty’ on How to Bomb Iran

Video game lessons for a video game idea

Holy Trinity

How a Jew, a WASP, and a Catholic found the perfect religious balance and made the Velvet Underground one of the greatest rock bands in history

Star Men

British writer Olaf Stapledon, author of the lost 1937 sci-fi masterpiece Star Maker, was perhaps Baruch Spinoza’s greatest 20th-century disciple

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