Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

High Noon

If Jews want to influence the public conversation, they must heed the lesson of this week’s parasha—the one about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

Oscar Eyes Tel Aviv Documentary

Film focuses on plight of foreign children

Leave Céline Alone!

Anti-Semites still deserve their honors

Ehud Agonistes

Ehud Barak should forsake his arrogance, take a page from Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, and recognize that leading can require giving up power

Copy That

Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, knew about the importance of the public domain, in which shared stories shape common consciousness. But today we’re much more interested in private profit.

Reel Deal

Yosef Shiloach, who died Monday, was Israel’s greatest comic actor, but his films helped the country grapple with its most serious issues

Astral Prophecy

Astral Weeks, Van Morrison’s seminal album, is more than a masterful piece of music; it’s a cry for redemption that Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, would have understood

Stop Snitchin’

Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, had his own code of silence. Like every self-respecting rapper, he understood that squealing signals a breakdown of social cohesion.

Beck, the Schlemiel

An Alvy Singer for a new generation?

The Hebrew Beatles?

No. 66 on our song list marks the birth of Israeli rock

Nothin’ But a Hounddog

The King is no Big Mama

Better than Hallelujah?

Taking issue with our song list’s Leonard Cohen selection

Tron and the Jewish Question

Why the sci-fi movie is one of the most important Holocaust films in recent memory

The Asocial Network

Jacob, the hero of this week’s parasha, understood what really mattered in life. The Facebook Generation doesn’t.

Leaky Weeks

Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, could teach Wikileaks’ Julian Assange a thing or two about personal responsibility

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