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.

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


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


Assessing the transformations that have shaped contemporary American Judaism

Frankfurt on the Hudson

How the fathers of Critical Theory found their way to America

Chic Radical

A new biography is overly impressed by Leonard Bernstein’s liberal politics


Rich Cohen’s new book, ‘Israel is Real,’ is divorced from reality

Relatively Speaking, a Zionist

An anthology tries—and fails—to paint Einstein as hostile to Israel

A Nation of Commentators

We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?

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