Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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Tel Aviv’s Rapping, Groovy Poet Laureates

The Alef Bet of Hebrew Hip Hop: Cohen@Moshon

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The Brilliant New Israeli Novel You Need to Read Right Now

Finally out in English, Orly Castel-Bloom’s ‘An Egyptian Novel’ is a manual for living with defeat

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IDF Welcomes First Thai Soldier

“I’ve always appreciated it that men and women serve together,” said Marissa Avram

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Saudi App Sweeps Israeli Teens

With Sarahah, young adults can trade secrets anonymously. Can peace be far behind?

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Is the ACLU Still Committed to Free Speech?

The organization’s National Political Director, Faiz Shakir, has a long history of anti-Israel advocacy. Is he turning the respected organization into a partisan attack group?

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Louise Mensch’s New Conspiracy: It Wasn’t the Russians; It Was the Jews

Everyone’s favorite Twitter lunatic believes Bibi, the Mossad, and Chabad helped Russia steal the election for Donald Trump

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Gillibrand and Booker Know Something We Don’t

The previously reliably pro-Israel senators have officially changed course, and it’s worth asking why

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Healing the World, One Halal Cart at a Time

This Tisha B’Av, I tried a new tradition: buying strangers lunch

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Jesus (Shuttlesworth) Goes to Auschwitz

Ray Allen visits Poland, bickers with Internet trolls, and comes back with profound insights about the human condition

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David Ben-Gurion, One Woke Dude

Israel’s Founding Father chastised his colleagues for using language he perceived as disrespectful to women. In 1953.

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Bad Dog Takes a Bite Out of Israeli Politics

Snoopy, she ain’t: Meet Kaya Netanyahu, the Prime Minister’s mouthy mutt who brought the Knesset back from summer vacation for a special urgent vote

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Straight Outta Kalorama: How Rap Lyrics Explain Jared Kushner’s Mideast Peace Speech

Want to decipher the presidential adviser’s thinking on Israel and Palestine? Better call in Jay-Z, Biggie, and Nas.

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My Own Private Tisha B’Av: The Judaica Store

Finding God, and a gorgeous candle holder, on Broadway

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Observing Tisha B’Av with Madonna

Because nothing says ‘Destruction of the Temple’ like a pink satin bra

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Mandy Patinkin’s Broadway Departure Proves, Once Again, That American Theater Has a Problem with Jews

A black actor taking over from a Jew is progress; the other way around is racism.

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Jewish Summer Camp Flies Palestinian Flag, Teaches Kids Bad Lesson in Politics

Empty, symbolic gestures is how you do bad performance art; it’s not how you educate children.

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As the New York Film Festival Honors Robert Mitchum, Remembering His Flirt with Holocaust Denial

Speaking to Esquire in 1983, the great actor had some choice things to say about the Jews

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‘Transparent’ is Going to Israel

The trailer for the show’s fourth season, released today, shows the Pfeffermans visiting the Holy Land, get pushed around by haredi men, and whine in all-new locations

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Google’s New Hate Speech Algorithm Has a Problem With Jews

And that’s probably because it reads The New York Times and the Guardian

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Was Iran Behind the Recent Violence on the Temple Mount?

The latest campaign against Israel has all the hallmarks of an Islamic Republic operation

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American Relatives of Michal Solomon, Whose Husband Was Slain by a Palestinian Terrorist Last Week, Start Crowdfunding Campaign

Recalling their cousin’s kindness, her relatives are asking for help in making sure the newly widowed mother of five is well cared for

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Time to Stop Anti-Semitic Incitement in American Mosques

This Friday in California, two Imams called on Allah to smite the Jews. This hate must end.

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Remembering Stu Ungar, the Greatest Poker Player of All Time

As another Jew sweeps the game’s world series this year, a look back at a forgotten and troubled champion

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Introducing: The Metal Detectors of Islam

Simple security measures forbidden in Jerusalem are cool in Teheran, Damascus, and Cairo.

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Mahmoud’s Murderous Math

The ghoulish calculus of Abbas’s pay-for-slay program

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Jordan Holds Israeli Diplomat Hostage After Terrorist Attack

Violating international law, Jordanian officials demand to investigate an Israeli security official who shot and killed a terrorist in self-defense

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Israeli Singer and Gay Rights Activist Dies Saving Niece from Drowning

Amir Fryszer Guttman’s life was a roller-coaster of personal struggle and public advocacy

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Abbas Pay-for-Slay Program Claims Three Members of a Family Celebrating the Birth of a Child

The terrorist’s family will now enjoy a generous monthly stipend, courtesy of American tax-payers

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Farewell George Romero, the I.B. Singer of the Zombie Movie

The American master of horror and the Yiddish writer have a surprising amount in common, including a disdain for humanism and its platitudes

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The Palestinian Mountain of Hate

How the Noble Sanctuary, sacred to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount, was transformed into a megaphone for bigotry, murder, and genocide

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