Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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When in Doubt, Take a Selfie

In a tense moment on a bus, an Israeli soldier reacts by reaching for her smartphone

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Israel’s New Reality TV Sensation Is Good for Your Soul

How a liturgical singing contest became a cultural phenomenon

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Following the Leader

The young Palestinians behind the recent wave of stabbings in Israel are empowered by social media and authorities who openly condone a culture of violence—not unlike American school shooters

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In Israel, Fighting Big Knives and Bad Ideas

It’s not just the brutal attacks that are threatening the Jewish state; dangerous delusions may prove just as fatal

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‘The New York Times’ Goes Truther on the Temple Mount

The newspaper settles the ‘explosive historical question that cuts to the essence of competing claims to what may be the world’s most contested piece of real estate’

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The All-American

Get to know Jason Chaffetz, the man who may very well be the next Speaker of the House

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Let the Palestinians Have Their State

It’s time for Israel to disengage from the disastrous and murderous Palestinian Authority, no matter how high the cost

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The Murder of Eitam and Na’ama Henkin

The failure of Palestinian leaders to seriously grapple with the Oslo framework leads to more senseless deaths

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Is This the Beginning of the End for AIPAC?

Having failed to stop the Iran deal, and ignored by Democrats and Republicans alike, can the once-mighty organization bounce back?

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Want To Really Help Refugees?

As Abbas speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, demand the Palestinians return the aid money they’ve mishandled for decades

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Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen!

The grand rabbi of song turns 81

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Fostering Dialogue: ‘South Park’ Exposes PC Dudebro’s Soul

Entering its 19th season, the cartoon about foul-mouthed fourth graders expertly identifies political correctness as an emotional reaction, not an intellectual argument

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For Judaism at Its Best, Look to the Muppets

More than just felt and googly eyes, the beloved creatures, returning to TV this week, are the perfect embodiment of our virtues

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Talmudic Tale Presents President Obama With a Yom Kippur Warning

An ancient story about an eager rabbi and a proud butcher offers a lesson in foreign policy

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To See Those Pews Full Again, Synagogues Should Learn From Best Buy

The electronics retailer’s miraculous turnaround offers an important lesson to shuls combating dwindling attendance

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Going Back to School? Here’s How To Fight the Israel Haters

A three-point guide to blocking out BDS, SJP, and other evils on campus

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Sheep

A new animated movie charmingly wrestles with one of Jewish theology’s thorniest questions

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Can Science Save Our Souls?

From genetically engineering a holy cow to hacking the brain to override free will, theology and technology are intersecting in interesting ways

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Donald Trump, the Last of the Great Vaudevillians

The presidential hopeful and loudmouth provocateur is reviving a long-lost, much-needed Jewish tradition

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A Wedding Without Guests, Then a Party

Sans family and friends, Israeli newlyweds leaned on Facebook to invite anybody nearby to celebrate with them. Droves came and danced the night away.

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In the Best Bar in the Middle East and Africa, Zionism Is Alive in a Highball

A night at the Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv’s coolest bar

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Samir Kuntar, Child-Killer, Dead in IAF Strike in Syria

Justice finally finds the unrepentant terrorist

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Werner Herzog For Israeli Prime Minister

A CNN transcription error inspires new hope—and a speech

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To Save American Judaism, Say No to Superheroes

Our caped crusaders have a lot to do with our anxieties about Jewish identity. It’s time we found more meaningful alternatives.

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In Support of Bad Behavior, For the Tribe I Love

Fans of Beitar Jerusalem wreaked havoc last night in Belgium, where the opposing fans flashed sieg heils in victory.

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An Ode to Tel Aviv, Long Lost Lover

All this time, I thought I was the sophisticated one who left behind a dusty, provincial town. I had it all backwards.

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Is Going off Seamless the 21st-Century Version of Keeping Kosher?

A buggy new redesign led one ardent fan of the food-delivery app to grow more mindful of his relationship with his meals

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Outsourcing Our Jewish Obligations

Hiring others to live the Jewish lives we can’t be bothered to lead ourselves

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Another Tale of Love and Darkness

In Jessamyn Hope’s evocative debut novel, ‘Safekeeping,’ people are as beautiful and as vexed as the history with which they struggle

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Straight Outta Petach Tikva

Two new album releases make today a big day for Israeli hip hop

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