Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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The Savage Mind, Claude Lévi-Strauss (1962)

The way we think, and why

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Man Is Not Alone, Abraham Joshua Heschel (1951)

A classic of 20th-century theology

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Remembering Tech Titan Danny Lewin, the Fighting Genius on Flight 11

The first victim of the 9/11 attacks was a veteran of an elite IDF unit, as well as an innovative Internet entrepreneur

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The Massive New U.S. Investment in Palestinian Mortgages Is a Really Bad Idea

Giving more money to a corrupt, inept economy isn’t going to solve the problem. It is the problem.

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Israel’s Kurt Cobain Turned Religious Doubt and Mental Illness Into Haunting Music

Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art

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Meet the New Piercing-Sporting, Drug-Munching, Rap-Loving Hasidim

The Juggalos, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, are to hip hop what the Hasidic movement was to Judaism

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Why Danny Seaman’s Suspension Was Misguided

Senior Israeli official’s suspension over Facebook sends the wrong message

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Inside the Heads of the Washington Peace Talkers

Revisiting Q&As with Tzipi Livni, Maen Rashid Areikat, and Shimon Peres

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Note to the Feds: Leave Hedge-Fund Mogul Steven Cohen Alone!

The indictment of SAC Capital may be Talmudically interesting, but as government policy it’s a disaster

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Shimon Peres Q&A Kicks Off Kindle Single Series

Amazon debuts series with interview by Tablet literary editor David Samuels

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To Restart Mideast Peace Talks, John Kerry Should Look to Video Games

From ‘Space Invaders’ to ‘Skyrim,’ video games offer valuable lessons that could help Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

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Hollywood’s New Golems, on the Loose, Storm the Box Office

The slew of animated creatures on screen suggests that we once again feel the same fears that brought the original monster to life

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The Random, Idiotic, and Profoundly Non-Jewish New Face of TV

Fox’s new animated block replicating the popular Adult Swim means the end of TV’s Golden Era and its great Jewish sensibility

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Secret Dreyfus Affair Case File Opened by the French Government

An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘Conspiracy of Letters,’ available from Amazon.com today

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The TV Jewish Badass Who Can Make America Great Again

Fourteen years ago, Fox canceled a brilliant show about a Hollywood producer. Too bad: With America in a slump, he’s just the hero we need.

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Zionist Leader Haim Arlosoroff Was Murdered So That Israel Could Live

The notorious political assassination, still unsolved 80 years later, is instrumental in in keeping Israeli politics sane

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Israel’s Diplomacy Strike Wreaks Havoc in Jerusalem, and It’s Getting Worse

For the past three months, the country’s foreign ministry, gutted of its powers by political agreements, has been in disarray

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Glenn Greenwald’s Sick Brew of NSA Leaks and Anti-Israel Hysteria

Blogger’s bizarre ideology sees America and Israel in active cahoots to destroy the freedoms of the entire world

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Raider of the Lost Arak

Yair Lapid taxes cheap booze in Israel, mayhem ensues

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Waze Has Means

Google close to buying Israeli start-up for $1.3 billion

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Reality Show Sends Haredim into Radio Daze

In Israel, ultra-Orthodox contestants compete to become ‘The Spokesman’

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We Should Be Proud of the IDF Soldiers Who Took Lewd Pictures of Themselves

The Israeli army has always relied on its creativity. It could do with shedding even more prejudices, bad ideas, and pants.

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The Rock Star’s Guide to Eating, Praying, and Loving in the High Security State of Israel

Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back

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Kim Kardashian’s Kibbutz Kitchen

How the reality TV star made the members of one Israeli kibbutz millionaires

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Alice Walker’s Purple Prose: Why the Novelist’s Attack on Alicia Keys Is All Wrong

The ‘Color Purple’ author showed more than just naivete in penning an open letter to the pop star. She also showed ignorance.

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TV Is for Dummies

Stop comparing television shows to great novels. They’ll never be as good.

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Do You Have Bad Taste in Music?

An Israeli app will hopefully make that problem obsolete

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Our Arrested Development

The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family

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Tel Aviv’s Karma Police

When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.

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