Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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New Study Reveals Evidence of Fishing in the Kinneret 23,000 Years Ago

Tilapia and carp have been on the menu since time immemorial and helped Stone Age societies flourish 11,000 years before the agricultural revolution

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Charles Krauthammer, 1950-2018

One young writer recalls the late columnist’s unexpected act of kindness

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Israel’s ‘Maktub’ Is the Best Theological Comedy on Netflix Right Now

Imagine a hybrid of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘Pulp Fiction,’ and you’ve got this delightful film

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Report: Grandfather of Slain Palestinian Toddler Taunted by Jewish Protestors

A sickening display outside the courthouse in Lod

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In Rare Move, Rabbinic Court Annuls Divorce Refuser’s Marriage

After a five-year ordeal involving Interpol, a young Israeli woman is finally freed from the union

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It’s the Jerusalem Curse, Lionel Messi

Sport is ultimately about character, and the Argentine superstar is showing his deficiencies on and off the pitch

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The World Cup Made Me a Believer

In watching the great Maradona play, a lesson in theology

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Food Poisoning, Kleptomania, and Dirty Politics: Israel’s Troubled History in the World Cup

As the games begin in Russia, remembering the glories of soccer stars past

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IDF Releases New Anti-Kidnapping App

With the push of a button, a soldier in distress can now alert three different HQs

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This Week in Gal Gadot: Viva Fidel!

The star turns producer in Cuba-themed biopic, and lands a leading role alongside The Rock

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Saying Goodbye to Bacon

Deciding to keep kosher really meant grappling with one meaty addiction

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Succumbing to Threats, Messi and Argentina Cancel Friendly Match Against Israel

After convicted terrorist Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Association, promises to burn the soccer superstar’s jerseys

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101-Year-Old English WWII Veteran Honored by the Queen

‘When I was commanding troops many miles from here, in very tough conditions, never did I even imagine that aged 101, I would receive such an honour’

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Kafka in Samaria: IDF Bars Jewish Activist From Speaking to Himself

According to an administrative order signed by a major general, Eliyah Nativ is also prohibited from residing and associating with himself

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After Tracey Ullman Roasts Corbyn in BBC Sketch, Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories Abound

The comic lampooned the Labour leader, and Internet trolls soon blamed the Jews

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As Tens of Thousands Celebrate Israel in New York, Many Wonder: Just What Does ‘Sababa’ Mean?

The parade’s official word is a good metaphor for the history of the Jewish State

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Bruce Lee Was Jewish!

Fine, only part-Jewish. Still: Bruce Lee!

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Say No to ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’

The graduation season staple promotes a solipsistic worldview anathema to Judaism

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Grandson of Former Israeli Chief Rabbi to Marry His Long-Term Boyfriend

Ovadia Cohen’s grandfather, Rav Ovadia Yosef, was one of rabbinic Judaism’s leading lights, but few members of Cohen’s family are slated to attend his wedding next week

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The Simple Joy of Celebrating Israel

We spend so much time quibbling about Israel. It’s time to take a break from our complicated conversations and show our uncomplicated gratitude.

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Hamas Rockets Hit an Israeli Kindergarten in Worst Day of Attacks in Four Years

After a day of constant alarms, the border with Gaza is quiet and tense

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How Is That Cheeseburger Kosher?

The halakhic intricacies of the Impossible Burger, explained

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As Europe’s Foreign Ministers Debate Gaza, Time to Demand Justice for Kidnapped Israeli Soldiers Still Held by Hamas

Any real justice in Gaza must begin with justice for Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul

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Roman Abramovich Makes Aliyah, Becomes Israel’s Richest Man

With visa troubles looming in London, the billionaire exercises his right for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return

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Congress Pushes for New Amendment to Look Into Hamas’s Use of Human Shields

The bipartisan initiative, led by Ted Cruz, will also look at Hezbollah, ISIS, and Al Qaeda, in an effort to curb civilian abuse by terrorist groups

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Palestinian Lives Matter

In Damascus as well as in Gaza

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The Forward Owes Deborah Lipstadt and Jordan Peterson an Apology

Frivolously accusing someone of enabling Jew hatred is bad. Tarnishing a renowned Holocaust scholar’s reputation to score a cheap political point is worse.

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God Bless Shavuot, the Holiday of 40-Year-Olds

Low on thrills and deep in meaning, just like adulthood

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