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.

Positively Jewish

Great Britain’s chief rabbi calls for a Judaism unafraid to engage with the world

Jerusalem Daze

In Crossing Mandelbaum Gate, Kai Bird recalls growing up in the Middle East as a diplomat’s son

Heirs to the Throne

In a new book, Robert Alter examines the debt American literature owes to the King James Bible

Flight of Fancy

In The Escape, Adam Thirlwell grapples with Jewishness, carnality, and the essence of fiction

No Prize

A new biography charts Joseph Pulitzer’s path from immigrant cub reporter to newspaper magnate and boss from hell

Exodus ’56

A novel examines the parallel dislocations of Hungarian and Egyptian immigrants to Israel

Political Legacy

A new book examines the debt 17th-century republicanism owed to Jewish sources

Orthodox Liberal

Moses Montefiore was an observant Jew who helped forge an international Jewish public

A Clockwork Doll

Dahlia Ravikovitch and the poetry of the plainspoken

Continental Divide

A new book positions the Dreyfus Affair amid a broad array of cultural clashes

Epistolary Bromance

The letters exchanged by Elias Canetti, his wife, and his brother reveal the artist’s self-absorption

Axis of Evil

A new book examines how the Nazis tailored their message for Arab and Muslim audiences

The Pilgrim

The mythical journey of Yehuda Halevi, Judaism’s greatest poet—and the world’s first Zionist

Austen in Connecticut

‘Weissmanns of Westport’ resets ‘Sense and Sensibility’ on Long Island Sound

Vanishing Act

A new Holocaust history focuses on the life—and death—of the Polish shtetl

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