Adam Kirsch

Dark Humor

Special to the Jewish Week
03/19/2010

 Earlier this year, New York magazine ran a cover story announcing the death of Jewish humor. “Twilight of the Tummlers” was a profile of Woody Allen and Larry David, tied to the movie “Whatever

Works,” but it was also a prediction that their particular brand of bleak, self-lacerating comedy was not long for this world.

PHOTO: AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE: French refugee children, Portugal, 1941.

36 Under 36 2009: Adam Kirsch, 33

Staff Writer
04/24/2009

Though he now considers himself a non-affiliated Jew, Adam Kirsch grew up in Los Angeles where he attended the Conservative synagogue Adat Shalom and went to Hebrew school at Sinai Temple Religious School. "I received a good Jewish education at home," says Kirsch, whose father is the biblical scholar Jonathan Kirsch. "Though not yeshiva-like," he adds, as if to clarify.

 

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