Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.

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

Das Kapital, Karl Marx (1867)

Measuring the force of hugely influential, if ultimately dangerous ideas

Auto-Emancipation, Leo Pinsker (1882)

Zionism’s reluctant forefather

The Trial, Franz Kafka (1915)

The most Kafka-esque of Kafka’s work

The Savage Mind, Claude Lévi-Strauss (1962)

The way we think, and why

Man Is Not Alone, Abraham Joshua Heschel (1951)

A classic of 20th-century theology

Two Concepts of Liberty, Isaiah Berlin (1958)

Positive and negative

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

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.

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

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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