Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

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

An Extremely Pressing Matter

In which we tackle the most important issue of the day

Not Laughing at That Birthright Parody

Israel is growing unfunny with age

St. Leonard’s Passion

Leonard Cohen releases his 12th album, Old Ideas. The troubadour and poet hasn’t always been popular, but he is always profound.

Piled Higher, Deeper

Israel’s new political star in education mess

Monomaniacal

The newest George Lucas production, Red Tails, forces a Star Wars nerd to come to terms with a troubling philosophy

Wake-Up Call

The leftist Israeli magazine +972 wants to sound the alarm on a Jewish state it believes is destroying itself

Web Darkens to Protest Proposed Legislation

Anti-piracy bills would censor Internet

Israel’s Great White Hope

Why Yair Lapid is not the answer to the (many) problems

Iran Uncovers My Secret Video Game Plot

So maybe they should at least let this American citizen go

Perpetual Movement

Clancy Sigal’s 1961 novel, Going Away, is a primer for the Occupy generation about the futility of despair and the inevitability of change

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