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

Portnoy’s Complaint, in Analysis

Hebrew University professor Bernard Avishai’s playful new critical look at Philip Roth’s 1969 classic digs deep into the novel’s neurotic passion

Potential Veep Christie Is Favored by GOP Jews

N.J. governor, traveling in Israel, has received ample Jewish support

The Candy Store Poet

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.

Beggars on Horseback

The needy come to a New Jersey synagogue to claim their due, and the donations that result seem to flow both ways

Vandalism Shocks New Jersey Community

Windows broken at five Jewish-owned businesses

Last Acts: The Swan Songs of Harold Bloom and Philip Roth

In the final phase of his literary life, Harold Bloom, like Philip Roth, refuses to relinquish his vitality

The Plot for America: Remembering Civil Rights Leader Joachim Prinz

The influential Newark rabbi was a confidante of Martin Luther King, but he’s been all but ignored by history

Yo La Tengo’s Eternal Hanukkah

Hoboken’s own rock out with The Feelies and other friends

Sundown: U.S. Tsk-Tsks East J’lem Building

Daybreak: U.N. Wants Its Own Probe

Plus more ships set sail, and more in the news

Dwek as in Wreck?

Prosecutors may be getting less than bargained for from informant

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