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.

Küng Fu

A leading Catholic theologian offers Judaism some backhanded praise

The Other Secret Jews

A new book explores the rich history of Turkey’s Dönme, Sephardic Jews who converted to Islam in the 1600s

Enlightenment, Yes!

The controversial leftist Israeli politcal scientist Zeev Sternhell paints a damning, if perhaps uncontextualized, portrait of ‘anti-Enlightenment’ thinkers

Dark Humor

A collection of old world Jewish jokes feels a little funny

Partisan Poet

A biography examines the life of ghetto insurgent and Zionist bard Abba Kovner

On Their Trail

His targets may be pushing 90, but Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff is still looking

The Firebrand

A new biography tries to extinguish the myth of the kinder, gentler Trotsky

The Prophet’s Pen

A new book argues that the key to decoding the Bible is understanding its poetry

The November Pogrom

A new study pieces together the story of Kristallnacht

Upstaged

In ‘The Humbling,’ Philip Roth imagines an actor grappling with the waning of his gifts

Deliberate Evil

In a new book, Daniel Goldhagen broadens the indictment he leveled in ‘Hitler’s Willing Executioners’

Heavenly Bodies

A new book probes the question of whether the Hebrew God is multiple or one

Far Flung

Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace

Theological Calisthenics

The characters in ‘God’s Gym’ strive to make order out of life’s chaos

Disconcerting Wipeout

How marrying Marilyn Monroe ruined Arthur Miller’s genius

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