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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

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Sundown: Obama Aims To Delay Sequester

Plus David Axelrod gets a new gig

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Sundown: Pressure on Iran Increases

Plus Lena Dunham, Margaret Sullivan, and David Axelrod

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Not Another ‘Rabbi for Obama’

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

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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.

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Sundown: War Game Shows Iran War No Game

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

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All the Obama Weddings

Huppah Dreams

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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.

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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

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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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Spurned

Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks

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How the Obama-ites Are Redefining Judaism

Much to learn from NYT’s ’20-Somethings’

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U.S.-Israel Relations Hit Nadir

Fallout from last week’s East J’lem announcement continues

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Agudath Israel Sends the White House Hanukkah Cheer

Orthodox group’s head meets with, praises adviser Axelrod

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AIPAC and Obama Headed for a Showdown?

‘Mother Jones’ thinks so

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Wieseltier Hates Idea of Self-Hatred

Even if he once made same charge himself

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Diary of a Self-Hating Jew

A day in the imagined life of David Axelrod

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Self-Loving Emanuel No ‘Self-Hating Jew’

Bibi denies earlier remark; profile proves it wrong

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D.C.’s ‘Self-Hating Jews’

Bibi’s no fan of Emanuel, Axelrod