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New Jersey Senate Candidate Cory Booker Knows His Torah. So What?

posted on August 13, 2013

At Tablet, Yair Rosenberg writes on how Cory Booker’s adopted Jewish identity has influenced his engagement with various religious communities. Rosenberg writes, “He is a churchgoing Baptist who teaches Torah like an amateur rabbi. He abstains from alcohol like Muslims and Mormons. He is a vegetarian who meditates and quotes Eastern religious texts. On his desk, he keeps the New Testament, the Tanakh, the Quran and the Bhagavad Gita, each book another identity he can inhabit. In other words, like Moses’ flock in the Talmudic understanding, Booker’s world is enriched and strengthened by each expression of individuality.”

Read at Tablet