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Adam Kirsch

Adam Kirsch is a senior editor at the New Republic and a columnist for Tablet. He is the author most recently of Invasions: Poems and Benjamin Disraeli.

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After the rabbi’s game repeating back

After the rabbi’s game repeating back Of anecdotes he heard an hour before, But edited to bland endorsements like Those on a dating-service questionnaire— Funny, liked to travel, good with kids— How can he ask the mourners to believe In a [...]

The Gothic silhouette and flying spire

The Gothic silhouette and flying spire Address the campus with a confidence Inherited from buttresses and choirs Adapted to the Catholic skies of France. If at the swinging summons of the bell The snow-blind distance gradually revealed A feud [...]