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.

Idol Chatter

In his essays, Leonard Michaels worried about the line between art and the profane

What Is a Jew?

An essay collection explores the complexities of Jewish identity

All Quiet

Were postwar American Jews really ‘silent’ about the Holocaust?

Mixed Record

I.F. Stone was prescient on Zionism, less so on Communism

Daniel and the Lions’ Den

Gertrude Himmelfarb charts Victorian novelist George Eliot’s road to philo-Semitism

Primary Source

Grigoris Balakian was the Primo Levi of the Armenian Genocide. Ninety years later, his memoir is published in English.

Canon Fodder

The short, tragic life of English poet Isaac Rosenberg

Second Life

How Judaism remade itself in the wake of the Second Temple’s destruction

Free Ride

A memoir burnishes the reputation of the Operation Valkyrie conspirators

Smoke and Mirrors

A new novella showcases Amos Oz’s wizardry

The Minority Within the Minority

A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America

A Life Between Lines

Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali

Medieval Times

Essay collection sheds light on the dark ages

About-Face

Whittaker Chambers, Lionel Trilling and the anti-Communist turn

Scarlett O’Hara on the Galilee

A coming-of-age novel set in the Yishuv

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