Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

So Are They All, All Honorable Men

CUNY won’t honor Tony Kushner; yet look at the people they will

Republic of Letters

This week’s parasha argues that to become a great leader one must see beyond earthly concerns. It’s a lesson Israel’s current leadership could stand to revisit.

Rock On

Israeli rock band Monotonix puts on phenomenal live shows. But now that they’ve made the mass-marketed, public relations-supported leap to America, can their hardcore vibe survive?

Labor Pains

The race to head the once-dominant Israeli party heats up

Playing the Odds

This week’s parasha teaches us that in matters of life and death, it’s best to just close our eyes, roll the dice, and trust in blind luck

Lessons from Biebergate

The comical contretemps is actually an important, depressing sign

Settlers Launch Terrible New Video Game

The offense is both ideological and aesthetic

Healing

This week’s parasha teaches the importance of helping those cast aside feel more welcome in the Jewish community. A Boston philanthropist and a Tel Aviv musician are both heeding that lesson.

Foretold

The Israeli actor and activist Juliano Mer-Khamis, born to a Jewish mother and a Palestinian father, was murdered in the West Bank yesterday, but his legacy of peace, art, and cooperation must live on

Bibi the Traitor

In which the PM is an innocent bystander to the criminalization of dissent

Unclean

Julian Schnabel’s controversial film Miral, like this week’s parasha, is a meditation on impurity. But while the Torah decries the risks of impurity, the movie extols its virtues.

Tel Aviv Prof Resigns Over Controversy

Controversy is not easily summarized

Kosher Firearms

Meet the southern, Orthodox face of gun rights

No Bull

This week’s parasha, telling of the strange and inexplicable deaths of Aaron’s sons, is an excellent primer on truth, lies, bunk, and the crucial differences among them

Dylan Plays Israel: A Suggested Setlist

Appropriate songs for his Tel Aviv gig

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