Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

Kamenetz Defended by Dead Subject

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

Built to Last

God wants his people to build opulently, as he instructs Moses in this week’s parasha. While today they mostly don’t, there’s always Ralph Lauren, who built a new Beaux Arts mansion in New York.

Poles Want Auschwitz Moved, on the Internet

But it’s so heavy!

Beautiful Fiasco

Lupe’s back with some harsh words for Israel

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

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