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

Remembering Frank Lautenberg (1924-2013)

The five-term Senator and World War II vet was 89

Frank Lautenberg Dies at 89

The longest-serving senator in New Jersey history died of viral pneumonia

Like a Rolling Stone

Rock legend Al Kooper opens up to Princeton’s Sean Wilentz about making music with Bob Dylan, and more

Philip Roth’s End

Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it

The NBA’s Jewish Playmaker

Sandy Pyonin helped stars like Kyrie Irving and Al Harrington go pro. Why doesn’t he have a Wikipedia page?

Mitch Albom Keeps Time

The best-selling author and sportswriter can’t outrun his Jewish New Jersey past

Opening Night at the RNC

After too many warm-up acts, Ann Romney and Chris Christie take the stage

Sizing Up Shmuley

A profile of Boteach the candidate

The Last Critic Turns 100

A birthday visit with M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology

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