The first stop on a possible rise to the major leagues for a kid from Heschel? The wilds of suburban Houston.
Police now turn on lights, pick up meds for N.J. town’s Orthodox residents
While the strange artifact is technically for sale, no offers have ever been made
Buzz surrounds the new mayor–a Goldman Sachs alum and Iraq War vet
That radio bonded me to my grandfather, and to God, when I was a child. Decades later, it helped keep my family safe during a disaster.
In his Senate victory speech, Cory Booker cribbed from the prime minister
The grueling physical challenge was everything my DNA says I should avoid
David Green owns the world’s oldest siddur, won’t stock Hanukkah items
Her fourth novel, ‘A Guide for the Perplexed,’ reanimates the past without falling into the traps of ‘Shtetlworld’ nostalgia
As Matisyahu tours on ‘Spark Seeker,’ will his pop fans snuff out the spiritual fire that lifted him to the top of the charts?
Video evidence that Newark’s mayor knows more Torah than you
How the Newark mayor’s adopted Jewish identity—shaped by his Orthodox mentors—reflects his unique brand of politics
The five-term Senator and World War II vet was 89
The longest-serving senator in New Jersey history died of viral pneumonia
Rock legend Al Kooper opens up to Princeton’s Sean Wilentz about making music with Bob Dylan, and more
Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it
Sandy Pyonin helped stars like Kyrie Irving and Al Harrington go pro. Why doesn’t he have a Wikipedia page?
The best-selling author and sportswriter can’t outrun his Jewish New Jersey past
After too many warm-up acts, Ann Romney and Chris Christie take the stage
A profile of Boteach the candidate
The great M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology, dead at 102
Hebrew University professor Bernard Avishai’s playful new critical look at Philip Roth’s 1969 classic digs deep into the novel’s neurotic passion
N.J. governor, traveling in Israel, has received ample Jewish support
Herschel Silverman, a poet and candy store owner from Bayonne, N.J., was immortalized and befriended by Allen Ginsberg. At 85, the beat goes on.
The needy come to a New Jersey synagogue to claim their due, and the donations that result seem to flow both ways
Windows broken at five Jewish-owned businesses
In the final phase of his literary life, Harold Bloom, like Philip Roth, refuses to relinquish his vitality
The influential Newark rabbi was a confidante of Martin Luther King, but he’s been all but ignored by history
Hoboken’s own rock out with The Feelies and other friends