Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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Kesha, Agunah

The pop singer’s draconian contract ties her to a man she says abused her. That’s a familiar story to some Jewish women.

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Donald Trump, Human BDS

‘Whatever Trump’s supporters feel, they’ve a duty to consider their civic responsibilities and resist juvenile urges like stickin’ it to the man or tellin’ it like it is or votin’ for the funny and outrageous dude’

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Terrorism Is Not an Abstraction. It’s Gruesome and Wildly Hateful.

Sa’adi Ali Abu Hamed hacked his colleague, Tzvika Cohen, with an ax in a Jewish-owned mall in the West Bank last week. They’d shared a cup of coffee two days prior. You should watch the video.

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Israel’s Hottest TV Show Is All Black Hats and Beards

Two seasons in, Israeli TV drama ‘Shtisel’ offers fervently Orthodox viewers a cathartic glimpse into their own community

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From Florida to Canada, BDS is Having the Worst Week Ever

Already morally vile, the movement is now legally questionable as well

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Want the Syria Ceasefire to Mean Anything? Bring Back Hadar Goldin.

Goldin, the fallen Israeli officer, was kidnapped just hours into an American-brokered ceasefire in 2014. If American credibility in Syria and beyond is to mean anything, Goldin’s body must be returned to his family.

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The Coolest Place in Jerusalem? It’s the Library.

Featuring anything from Maimonides’ manuscripts to decades of Hebrew rock music, the National Library of Israel is suddenly bringing in the crowds

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Bow Before the (Burger) King

Why do Israelis—who mock Tel Aviv’s Burger King—eat prefab burgers in a town so rich in edible treasures?

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Before ‘The X-Files,’ There Was ‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker’

In 1974, the show that inspired Scully and Mulder delivered one of the most jarring depictions of anti-Semitic persecution ever broadcast on TV

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Ted Nugent Isn’t Just an Anti-Semitic Halfwit. He’s Also Bad for Guns.

The rocker’s latest vile campaign targets Jews, but it hurts Second Amendment supporters most

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New Congressional Bill Supports States Fighting BDS

The Combating BDS Act of 2016 will support states’ right to cut ties with companies boycotting or divesting from Israel. It is slated to be introduced on Wednesday.

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‘Angie Tribeca’ Is the Best Show You’re Not Yet Watching

A tribute to the great Zucker-Abrahams comedies of the 1980s and 1990s, it is easily among the most Jewish things on TV

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Israeli-Arab MKs Meet With Families of Palestinian ‘Martyrs’

Last year, two Palestinians shot and stabbed passengers on a public bus in Jerusalem. One of the terrorists was killed, and his father wants his body returned. So he’s turned to three MKs for help.

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Hey, Obama, Israel Wants the Iran Treatment, Too!

Instead of labeling goods made in the West Bank, how about a few billions in the bank?

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When It Comes to the Haters, Time To Stop Talking

The cult of conversation holds debate sacred, but there’s no reason to have discussions with those who wish Jews ill

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Hey, LeBron, the Cup of Your Sister!

Israeli fans cursed out LeBron James—believed to have been at least partly responsible for David Blatt’s firing—on social media. The media in Cleveland then tried to translate the Hebrew but got it wrong. Very wrong.

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How Not to Teach About Islam, Harvard Edition

Want to learn that white colonialists are to blame for Islamic nations’ abysmal treatment of women? Then I’ve a class for you.

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Want To Fight BDS? Drink Up.

There’s no more pleasurable way to support Israel than to enjoy the exceptional wines made in Judea and Samaria. Here are three of the best.

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New Report Finds Israelis Waste Obscene Amount of Food Each Year

A study from a food rescue non-profit says that Israeli household toss nearly 200 lbs. of food each year

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Can the Israeli Left Save Itself?

When their own luminaries were caught behaving badly, Israeli progressives refused to admit any wrongdoing. And that’s very bad for democracy.

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Prominent Israeli Lefties Caught Entrapping Palestinians Trying To Sell Them Land

A prestigious Israeli TV news magazine caught a famous civil rights activist bragging about handing Palestinians over to the PA’s secret police. The Palestinians will now likely face torture or death.

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The Hateful Eight Years

Frontline’s documentary about Bibi was strange and surreal, just like the foreign policy questions with which it grappled

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Israel’s Real Thought Police

Forget that so-called banned book; the real problem with Israeli education goes much deeper

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Tefillin the Love

I don’t know why I chose to observe the ancient ritual, but sometimes to know, you must first do

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Pride, Peoplehood, and Pitas

In an Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia, an epiphany about Jews, food, and history

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May the Force Be With Jews

Gut-check inspiration from a midnight first showing of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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New Ad Accuses Israeli Lefties of Treason

European money raises concerns, inspires cheap incitement

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Meet the Israeli ISIS Recruit

His name is Roman. He hates his mother. And he’s a viral video comedy sensation.

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Brits Detain Israeli Soldier, and They’re Terribly, Terribly Sorry

Her Majesty’s finest finally spotted the real threat: Jews

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Israel Silenced Meir Kahane. Should the U.S. Do the Same with Trump?

In curbing the rise of an extremist, the Knesset taught a valuable lesson in democratic self-defense

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