Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

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.

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

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