Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

Papers, Please: A Video Game With No Shootouts or Theft—Only the Banality of Evil

New indie hit has players make life-and-death decisions with nothing more than a desk and a set of stamps

Jewish Polish Food Is Like the Internet, Say the Knights of the Order of the Kishka

Tech-savvy aficionados of cholent and chopped liver defend the honor of Polish cuisine by likening it to advanced technology

The Most Fascinating Novel About Israel You’ll Read This Year

Don’t believe the hype: Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath is a brilliant work of fiction about those who want the Jewish state to disappear

The Tragedy of Open Zion’s Demise

The blog could have lived—even gotten better—after Beinart

Pokémon Has Solutions for the Problems Facing America’s Jewish Community

The popular video game franchise has precious advice to offer about communication, continuity, and keeping the faith

Andy Samberg Refuses To Be Jewish. Too Bad for His Television Show.

As ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ gets picked up for an entire season, the show must learn from ‘Barney Miller’ and find its Jewish soul

Rodger Kamenetz Will Explain Your Dreams

The writer and dream therapist’s new collaboration with artist Michael Hafftka

In Tel Aviv’s Mayoral Elections, It’s the Left Versus the Far Left

Young, progressive voters are accusing liberal paragons like Gideon Levy of selling out. Will their split have national implications?

And So, He Won

Why Philip Roth shouldn’t have won the Nobel prize

Miley Cyrus’ Anti-Semitic Slip Is Showing

Laments that record execs are too old and Jewish to know good club music

The Tumultuous Life and Nuanced Work of Israel’s Greatest Children’s Book Writer

After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes

A Few Good Roths

People who are better than Philip

Samson the Nazerite, Ze’ev Jabotinsky (1927)

A political parable for the ages

Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust (1913)

A Madeleine ignites a masterpiece

Breakdown and Bereavement, Joseph Haim Brenner (1920)

The legacy of an accidental martyr and intellectual hero

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