Adam Kirsch

Folktales of the Jews is an anthology of sixty stories drawn from the Israel Folk Archives at the University of Haifa, where, starting in the 1950s, i

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Reckless

In telling the story of the decade he spent in Paris, from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, Paul Zweig offers an original version of a classic American

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Books about anti-Semitism are depressingly numerous. New studies of the subject appear in a constant stream, focusing on anti-Semitism in this or that

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Much can be gleaned about Walter Benjamin’s Jewishness, and that of his whole class, from this short diary. He is evidently completely unobservant—mor

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The Memory Table

Not every edition of the haggadah is quite as effective at making the past present as The Washington Haggadah. This beautifully produced book is a det

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The Boulders

The literary career of Imre Kertész has been as full of improbable twists as any melodrama. It took him a decade to complete his first novel, an accou

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When the Pot Melted

In 2005, George Bornstein published a scholarly article titled “The Colors of Zion: Black, Jewish, and Irish Nationalisms at the Turn of the Century.”

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For Michael Weingrad, it is precisely the marginality, even the perversity, of the American Hebraist project that makes it so immensely interesting. “

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Beyond Idolatry

Foreign Bodies By Cynthia Ozick (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 255 pp., $26)  I. ‘There is no swarming like that of Israel when once Israel has got a start, and the scene here bristled, at every step, with the signs and sounds, immitigable, unmistakable, of a Jewry that had burst all bounds. ...

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The Baffling Book

The Rise and Fall of the Bible is Timothy Beal’s attempt to shatter the popular understanding of the Bible as a combination of divine instruction manu

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