Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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The Problem With Israel’s Nationality Law Is How Profoundly Un-Jewish It Is

Judaism is all about complexity and ambiguity, but the Knesset’s legislation is a sad display of simplistic thinking

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Leave Mario Balotelli Alone

The soccer star’s Instagram post was a dumb joke, not an anti-Semitic rant

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Dana Kessler Helms Israel’s Best New Rock Band

Check out Mora Mahlifa for some intense Sonic Youth-like sound

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Why ‘Black-ish’ Is the Best Jewish Sitcom That Was Never Made

The black protagonists of ABC’s new show are proud, successful professionals. Why is it so hard for Jewish characters to follow suit?

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Moses, Masada, and Eichmann Make Israel’s Newest TV Comedy Sparkle

‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time

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Abbas’ Dangerous War

Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too

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Stop Whining and Pay for Day School

There’s an easy answer for Jewish communal leaders who fear for the future of liberal Judaism

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Turban Outfitters Peddles Terrorism Chic

Michigan-based company’s cheeky T-shirts feature anti-Israel slogans

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Bob Dylan, Existential Hero

The Basement Tapes, finally released after 47 years, show yet another side of the bard

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Haaretz Cartoon Compares Bibi to 9/11 Hijackers

Was there no other way to illustrate tension between the U.S. and Israel?

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We Owe Ruby Rivlin an Apology

Israel’s new president was considered by most in the media to be a hardliner. How did so many get it so wrong for so long?

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Russell Brand: The Next Mahmoud Abbas?

The British comedian wants to run for London mayor. He’s a better fit to run the Palestinian Authority.

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Trouble Getting Into College? It Might Be the Language You Speak

Israeli study finds Arabic detrimental to standardized testing, which adds to an already fraught educational landscape

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Screen Controversial Film

Much to the chagrin of some at NYU

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For Insight Into #Gamergate, Look to Israel

In both cases, dialogue is silly when the other side wishes you were dead

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Reclaiming ‘Women’s Mitzvot’

A pioneer of challenging the status-quo explores Judaism’s gender roles

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Designer Lulavs and Luxury Etrogs Sweep Israel

Fancy versions of the Four Species go for more than $100

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Welcoming ‘Mulaney’ to TV’s Promised Land

Comic John Mulaney’s new show is a Seinfeld for the goyim—in a good way

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Jacob de Haan, Israel’s Forgotten Gay Haredi Political Poet

Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy

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The Truth About Israel and Dissent

The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting

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Jews Not Allowed in Palestinian University

Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?

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Farewell to Avraham Hefner, the Forgotten Genius of Israeli Cinema

He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths

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Is Leonard Cohen’s New Album His Best Yet?

The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever

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New York Times Reporter Wonders Whether Hamas Kidnapped Those Three Teenagers

How much more evidence do we really need?

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CUNY BDS Group Schedules Anti-Israel Vote for Shabbat

Their resolution itself is just as comically inept

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Should Hebrew Be Israel’s Official Language? Has It Ever Been?

A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.

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The Israeli Government Hates My Life

And it loves making videos telling me all about it

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Steven Salaita’s Academic Work Is Just as Hateful as His Tweets

Reading the controversial scholar’s academic publications reveals carelessness, ignorance, and a very strong bias

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A Guide For the Purrplexed

How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy

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Tweets Cost a Professor His Tenure, and That’s a Good Thing

Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.