Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

Tree of Strife

Terrence Malick’s new film—a cinematic meditation on God, grace, and the wretchedness of man—is an important and masterful work of art. It’s also the least Jewish film ever made.

Undead

Forget those sexy vampires and shirtless werewolves. Only zombies represent the Torah’s true teachings on life and death, reminding us that death is just a part of life.

All Over But the Shouting

New film documents how hard it is for Jews to talk about Israel

Disorderly Conduct

The writer and critic Bernard Lazare, Dreyfus’ earliest defender, wed Zionism and anarchism to become one of France’s most famous polemicists and a political clairvoyant

Seriously

We are all—from Anthony Weiner to Chelsea Handler to the lazy guy who’d rather watch TV than read a book—afflicted by an epidemic of frivolity. But Moses, who faced it, too, has a cure.

True Crocodiles

Werner Herzog and Moses agree: Truth reveals itself in mysterious ways, hidden from the cold and critical eye and available only to those prepared to indulge in fantasies

History Game

A new Facebook game, created with help from an American Jewish history professor, introduces players to the complex history of immigration in America

Scream Cycle

Forget the self-hating Jew; as everything from Internet comments to political speeches shows us, and as this week’s parasha reminds us, it’s the self-infatuated ones we need to look out for

Women in Love

Like this week’s parasha, TV’s fall lineup—with shows about Playboy bunnies, sultry stewardesses, and pretty P.I.s in tight pants—offers women nothing but humiliation

Mario in 3D

Hebrew U. algorithm gives old video games new lives

By the Numbers

Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress this week, filled with falsehoods and untruths, defies the spirit of this week’s parasha, which urges us to be diligent with numbers and facts

Gettin’ Jiggy wit It

Will Smith* accused of rape!

Heilstorm

Sympathizing with Hitler—as Lars von Trier did this week at a much-publicized press conference at the Cannes film festival—may be the most Jewish thing the director has ever done

Baruch Was Here

A unique Israeli commemoration is rightly restored

Time Regained

This week’s parasha, a discussion of the sabbatical year, should serve as a reminder that the most precious thing we have is free time. And it’s time we stopped wasting it in front of the television.

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