Adam Kirsch

Adam Kirsch is a contributing editor for Tablet Magazine and the author of Benjamin Disraeli, a biography in the Nextbook Press Jewish Encounters book series.

Turning Point

A new history argues that it was a single play—Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!—that ushered in the beginning of Broadway’s Golden Age

Tumultuous Time

A panoramic history of Russian and Polish Jewry focuses on the key period between 1881 and 1914

Founding Document

A new book argues for the enduring significance of the 1917 Balfour Declaration

Hareloom

A memoir uses a collection of Japanese figurines to offer a glimpse into one of prewar Europe’s leading Jewish families

Unsettling

The Settlers offers a gloomy view of how continued occupation of the West Bank will affect Israel and Zionism

Convert’s Tale

A new study assesses the 12th-century memoir attributed to ‘Herman the former Jew’

Bearing Witness

A reissued novel and a newly translated novella offer a reintroduction to the 100-year-old Hans Keilson

Notes From Underground

A new history examines the Jewish role in the musical world of Czarist Russia

American Messiah

It’s been 16 years since Menachem Schneerson’s death, but in a sense the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe is with us more than ever

Unorthodox Theology

An anthology of liberal Jewish thought evinces a deep unease with traditional conceptions of God

Redrawing Boundaries

A new history reassesses the contours of what makes up Jewish history

Breeding Zionism

Is the Birthright Israel tour designed to foster a love of Israel or is it simply a chance to hook up?

On the Contrary

In his new memoir, Christopher Hitchens recounts the rich history of his public crusades

Muscular Movement

In a new history of neconservatism, Senator Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson emerges as a pivotal figure

Albion’s Shame

In Trials of the Diaspora, Anthony Julius offers an encyclopedic history of English anti-Semitism

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