A rabbi, a Mormon and a black Christian mayor walk into a room...

Published: Sunday, June 24 2012 8:38 a.m. MDT

Our take: Jessica Ravitz writes about the friendship between Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Michael Benson, president of Southern Utah University, and Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, who met each other at Oxford University in England.

Newark, New Jersey (CNN) — Mayor Cory Booker waits in his wood-paneled city hall office for his next visitors. His life, even on a Sunday, is tightly scheduled. He checks the time on his cell phone and lets the ribbing of his two friends, who are now late, begin.

Read more about their friendship of 20 years on CNN.com.

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