Congratulations to TNR senior editor Adam Kirsch for being selected for the Forward 50-- “the men and women who are leading the American Jewish community into the 21st century.” Here’s what The Forward had to say about Kirsch:

This year Adam Kirsch, 33, has cemented his position as this century’s first pre-eminent Jewish man of letters. A widely admired poet and essayist, his mind is exercised both by Jewish particularity and the broader world of culture.