Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

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

Babies in the Corner

The mad popularity of Dirty Dancing explains Ronald Reagan’s ideological victory and the ongoing crisis of American politics

Go See the Shake While It’s Not a Day of Rest!

Young rockers are half-shomer Shabbos

Off the Greed

The Occupy Wall Street protesters should look to Oliver Stone’s Wall Street for lessons in the practical and moral lessons of avarice

Moving On

The movement to free Gilad Shalit, the long-captive IDF soldier soon coming home, was a necessary precursor to this summer’s protests in Israel

Against the 1970s

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo is a beautiful film and also a document of everything that’s rotten about the generation that came of age in the 1970s

The Existential Threat of Settler Violence

The ‘price tag’ and actual attacks are putting Israel in danger

In Defense of Awful Holiday Videos

Democracy in Jewish America!

Real Deal

Jews in a mostly black genre, the Beastie Boys are nevertheless one of the only acts making authentic hip-hop, as their classic Licensed to Ill proves

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