Lincoln and the Jews

Adam Kirsch

Lincoln encountered a surprising number of Jews in his life. Throughout, he seems to have treated them with the benevolence and absence of prejudice one would expect from the Great Emancipator.

The Jewbird

Adam Kirsch

It is in his stories, rather than his novels, that Malamud emerged as a unique writer. A new series brings new exposure to both.

The Mighty Jacobson

The Mighty Jacobson

Adam Kirsch

  For an American Jew to read the magnificently funny and serious Howard Jacobson is to understand just how different the situation of English Jews is from their own.  

Chasing Death

Chasing Death

Adam Kirsch

The director of the landmark documentary Shoah, Claude Lanzmann, has written a memoir, which sheds new light on his death-defying life.