Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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Bring Back the Men in Black

My ancestor, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, was nearly killed by Zionists. Anti-haredi animosity still drives Israel mad.

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The Golden Girls, American, and Israel

Taking a metaphor to its logical extreme

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Is Bar Refaeli a Threat to Israel’s Image?

The answer, according to the IDF, is yes

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Israel’s Covert Operator?

It’s becoming impossible to ignore the rumors about Sara Netanyahu’s involvement in her husband’s decisions

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Jewish Education Goes High Tech

A new start-up uses 21st-century technologies to make ancient values relatable and dynamic

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Leviticus, the Video Game

A new iPhone game turns the Bible’s most detailed book into fast-paced, educational entertainment

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Beppe Grillo, Italy’s Yair Lapid

The powerful Italian comedian-turned-politician is further proof that vacuous celebrity candidates are bad news

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How Would Jesus Rock?

Backed by music exec Jeff Ayeroff, composer Hillel Tigay tries to recreate the sounds of the ancient Temple

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Montreal, Virtual Jewish Museum

A website’s interactive map brings the city’s Jewish past to life, showcasing everything from synagogues to smoked meat

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What the People of the Book Can’t Read

A look at Israel’s (literally) byzantine press rules

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Handling Pastry Conflicts in the Start-Up Nation

Or don’t go bureking my heart

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An Orthodox Star Is Born

When Ofir Ben Sheetrit sang on Israel’s The Voice, her high school suspended her, but the country went wild

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Fighting Soccer’s Barbarians

My beloved Beitar Jerusalem has some racist fans. Instead of abandoning the team, we should take it back.

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An Intervention Letter to Kate Moss

From a fellow hummus addict

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The Israeli Business Bible

Eliyahu Goldratt’s The Goal is required reading in every business school, but it’s also a fable about Israeli-American relations

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Zionism’s New Boss

Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream

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What Makes Asma Run

How Asma Agbaria-Zahalka is turning a socialist party of Arabs and Jews into a political phenomenon in Israel

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Israel’s Mister Austerity

Dov Yosef was one of the state’s founding fathers, but his unpopular economic measures made him a pariah

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To Russia With Loathing

It’s time to take on Russia

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Spiritual Moneyball

The R.A. Dickey trade; or why the New York Mets, like American Jews, are at risk of losing their soul

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Santa Meets Start-Up Nation

Popular Christmas apps, made in Israel

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Why Israel Has No Newtowns

It’s the Jewish state’s gun culture, not its laws, that prevents mass shootings like the one in Connecticut

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In Defense of Sandler’s “Hallelujah”

The comic wasn’t butchering Leonard Cohen’s classic. He was rescuing it.

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A Very Gay, Jewish Christmas

The Rankin-Bass animated specials are yuletide staples, so why do they look Jewish and sound gay?

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Jedi Is 7th Most Popular English Religion

Jew or Jew not. There is no try.

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Wall of Crazy

Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen’s incredible album, released 35 years ago, is a time capsule of American pop music

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John Lennon’s Alter Ego

On the anniversary of the Beatle’s assassination, turning to his wild, controversial biographer for enlightenment

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The Occupation’s New Witnesses

A new movie and book shed light on the effect of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank on its soldiers

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‘Apathetic’ Tel Aviv v. Israel’s Bombarded South

Israel’s papers blame the city for its ‘apathy’ as fighting commences

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Fat Man Saves Israeli Hip-Hop

How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap