Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

E=Lawsuit Squared

You don’t have to be Einstein to smell a rat

Thumbs Up

This week’s parasha, an exhaustive account of ritualistic slaughter, can teach us a lot about video games, a medium governed entirely by the mechanics of prescribed motions

War and Remembrance

The Promise, a British miniseries about Israel at its founding and today, has been criticized by some Jewish groups as biased propaganda. But it’s a fair and compelling dramatization that deserves to be widely seen, not demonized.

Man Bites Dog

This week’s parasha—a careful account of the ritualistic sacrifice of animals—has much to teach us about animals, compassion, forgiveness, and Michael Vick

Calling Out Bloomberg on Gun Control

Rabbi makes Jewish argument for firearms rights

Against Accountability

In this week’s parasha, Moses stands out as the epitome of accountability. But as teachers all over the country can attest, sometimes what we need is exactly the opposite.

Shoot First

Israeli offical recommends killing conscientious soldiers

What Makes Shelly Run?

Former journalist gunning for top Labor spot

On the Mountain

Gutzon Borglum, the monomaniacal sculptor of Mount Rushmore, was an anti-Semite, but also the kind of wise-hearted artist praised in this week’s parasha

Matisyahu ‘Feuds’ With Drake

A rap battle for the tribe

In Defense of Bernie

Like Moses, who staked his place in history to defend his people after the Golden Calf debacle, Madoff, too, realized that the true value of money isn’t always what it seems

’Tis the Treason?

Israeli NGO watchdog needs to heal itself

Reality Bites

The biggest Israeli sex scandal is on TV

Radio Daze

This week’s parasha introduces a medium for distinguishing truth from falsehood. On the radio, where actors are hired to read scripts and pretend to be real people, things aren’t so simple.

Kamenetz Defended by Dead Subject

Reb Nachman of Breslov attacks bad review of Nextbook Press’s ‘Burnt Books’

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