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.

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

‘Suite’ Ironies

A new biography further complicates the life and legacy of Irène Némirovsky

On the Move

A new book assesses the Jewish world at the dawn of the modern age

The Red and the Slack

Jennifer Gilmore’s latest novel grapples with the legacy of Jewish radicalism in the late 20th century

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

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