Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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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.

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Egyptian Actor Kisses ScarJo, Betrays People

Amr Waked’s Lucy smooch lands him in hot water online

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Israeli Comedy Scores Points by Bringing Together Soccer and Gay Politics

In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.

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Listen to the First Single from Leonard Cohen’s New Album

At 80, the prophet is still busy at work

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Ctrl-F-Genocide

Sam Harris reminds Andrew Sullivan to choose his words wisely on Gaza

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Eight Questions About the Yazidis

Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?

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The Summer’s Hottest Video Game Is About a Scholar Named Hershel

Forget blowing stuff up: Nintendo’s new hero is a brainy, puzzle-solving Jew

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BuzzFeed Gets a Big Story Wrong

But it’s other journalists who turned it into a viral conspiracy theory

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Did the U.N. Call on Israel to Share Iron Dome With Hamas?

No, what it actually said was even more outrageous