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.

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


Whittaker Chambers, Lionel Trilling and the anti-Communist turn

Scarlett O’Hara on the Galilee

A coming-of-age novel set in the Yishuv

The Storm Called Progress

Benjamin, Scholem, Rosenzweig and the Angel of History

American as Apple Pie

A new book probes how 20th-century Jewish leaders marketed their faith


Were Marranos the first of the moderns?

Second Fiddle

Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories

Stormin’ da Castle

How Tony Curtis conquered Hollywood

Uninvited Spirits

In his new novel, A.B. Yehoshua asks if Jewishness is something one can shed

An Unexpected Leader

A politician who broke the mold (it’s not who you think)

The Road Not Taken

Decades before Herzl, Benjamin Disraeli wrote a novel that grappled with Zionism

The Truth Seeker

The work of Gershom Scholem

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