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Cory Booker, NJ Torah-Versed Black Christian, on Way to Senate

Cory Booker is not your average Torah student. First of all, he is Black. And Christian, And he on his way to replace the late Frank Lautenberg as NJ Senator.
Rabbi Shmuely Boteach (R.) and Mayor Cory Booker.

Rabbi Shmuely Boteach (R.) and Mayor Cory Booker.

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker is leading the Democratic primary polls and if he wins, he is a shoo-in for a general election victory to replace Frank Lautenberg in the Senate.

Already touted as possible presidential candidate in the future, Booker’s interest in Jewish studies began approximately 20 years ago when he met a Chabad rabbi. A “chavrutah” Torah study partner is – who else? – Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

The Wall Street Journal noted Monday that his wide contacts with Jewish sources have helped him fill his campaign chest, even though Lautenberg’s family is far from thrilled with his candidacy and have endorsed one of his opponents, Rep. Frank Pallone.

Booker, a black Christian, usually appears at a Passover Seder, and he is so interested in Israel that he once took his parents to visit the Jewish state.

His knowledge of Judaism “could put many of us to shame,” New Jersey philanthropist and Jewish Federation leader Lori Klinghoffer told the Journal.

Booker has been in politics since a young age, after having grown up in a predominantly white upper-class borough of Bergen County. His parents were among the first black executives at IBM.

After earning a law degree at Yale, he moved to Newark to become a tenants’ rights attorney when he was  only 27. He quickly moved into politics and was elected to the city council in 1998. Booker narrowly lost his seat in 2002 but regained in four years later and then became mayor.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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3 Responses to “Cory Booker, NJ Torah-Versed Black Christian, on Way to Senate”

  1. Ch Hoffman says:

    R Shmuley Boteach, aka the love guru, has pandered to both right-wing lunatic Sheldon (I love Romney) Adelson and Mayor Booker – the NJ answer to Obama.

    Boteach has proven that his only political credo is "get me on camera so I can boost my speaking fees".

  2. I am glad to hear of Booker's win. This will give Obama an additional ally in the senate.

  3. Roy Neal Grissom says:

    So, will he be joining in the wrecking of universal Noachide Law along with all the other lowlife Democrat politicians? I wonder if in all his "Torah study" he ever encountered the idea that HaShem is the King of the Universe in the public square as well as in the study halls and that He has given commandments, not "suggestions."

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