Remembering Abner Mikva, a Politician, Judge, Teacher, and Mentor to President Obama

A Chicagoan whose parents spoke Yiddish, Mikva received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 for a lifetime of public service. He died on July 4.


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


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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