New Jersey Senate Candidate Cory Booker Knows His Torah. So What?

How the Newark mayor’s adopted Jewish identity—shaped by his Orthodox mentors—reflects his unique brand of politics

Sundown: Obama Aims To Delay Sequester

Plus David Axelrod gets a new gig

Sundown: Pressure on Iran Increases

Plus Lena Dunham, Margaret Sullivan, and David Axelrod

Not Another ‘Rabbi for Obama’

David Wolpe insists that delivering a benediction at the Democratic Convention is not a political endorsement

The Most Jewish Election

The 2012 presidential campaign will be a landmark for U.S. Mormons. It’ll also be the most Jewish election in history, argues a Mitt Romney adviser.

Sundown: War Game Shows Iran War No Game

Plus anti-war meme hits Facebook, Omar Sharif-stein, and more

All the Obama Weddings

Huppah Dreams

United Jewish Appeal

Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.

Forward and Back

Though officially an exercise in change and progress, Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration as Chicago’s first Jewish mayor was nonetheless steeped in well-worn myths and traditions

House of Blues

Rahm Emanuel, in the midst of a rough-and-tumble campaign, was just denied a spot on the mayoral ballot. Was the move Chicago politics as usual, or has Emanuel’s Judaism come into play?

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