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.

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

A Zionist Supreme

How Louis Brandeis’s Zionism was rooted in American patriotism

Seize the Pen

In his essays on the writing life, Michael Greenberg emerges as figure out of Bellow

Awakenings

Examining Soviet Russia’s short-lived Jewish renaissance

The Truman No-Show

A new book assesses the president’s role in the creation of Israel

Atrocious Normalcy

A new study of the Warsaw Ghetto features the brutal and the banal

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