The weird world of Chabad, an influential Hasidic sect that’s been taking America (and Israel) by storm

Chabad represents the cutting edge of Zionist Jewish life in America — a movement that draws disillusioned Jews from progressive and liberal corners of Judaism and funnels them to the right.

In 2013, when I was a reporter at the incredible-but-now-deceased NSFWCORP, Cory Booker was gunning for the Senate. He was an up and coming neoliberal star politician back then. And to America’s liberal media and political class, Booker represented a bright new hope for the future. But there was a weird, little-known side to Booker’s meteoric rise: his …

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