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Star Turn

Rahm Emanuel, who will become the first Jewish mayor of Chicago, shied away from discussing his religion during the campaign, but he couldn’t escape Jewish exceptionalism

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Mayor Rahm

Emanuel seizes majority of Chicago vote to avoid runoff

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Sign Language

As Rahm Emanuel’s campaign for mayor of Chicago heads toward victory, he’s sending different messages—not a Boss, gay-friendly, disciplined, even rabbinical—to different audiences

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Storm Watch

After his successful response to a massive snow storm helped burnish Rahm Emanuel’s candidacy for Chicago mayor, the local press is trying to find ‘Bad Rahm’ hidden inside the new, well-mannered version

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Fixed

After the Illinois Supreme Court put Rahm Emanuel back on the Chicago mayoral ballot, all he has left to do is win

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Rahm’s Name To Remain on Ballot—For Now

Illinois Supreme Court steps in, temporarily saves mayoral candidacy

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House of Blues

Rahm Emanuel, in the midst of a rough-and-tumble campaign, was just denied a spot on the mayoral ballot. Was the move Chicago politics as usual, or has Emanuel’s Judaism come into play?

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Emanuel Ruled Ineligible To Be Mayor

Unusual decision comes a month before election

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Live From the Rahm Residency Hearing

How Goliath became David (for a day)

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Sundown: Clinton Criticizes Building

Plus the incredible, inedible foreskin, and more

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Al Qaeda’s Special Animus

Why Jews remain important players in a global struggle

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Monsters Breeding

The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews

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The Message

Why terrorists from Yemen are trying to bomb synagogues in Chicago

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Today on Tablet

Obama’s Jewish maybe-problem, and more

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Spurned

Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks

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Israel Crops Up in Chicago Suburb Race

But issue’s real resonance may appear in ’12

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Today on Tablet

Chicago and Rahm, the Semitic Fred Flintstone, and more

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Out of the Loop

Rahm Emanuel won’t be Chicago’s next mayor, because the city won’t elect a Jew

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Sundown: Our Man in Havana

Plus ground control to Mayor Rahm? and more

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Emanuel Wants to Be Chicago Mayor

Rahm admits he’s got his eye on Daley’s seat

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Sundown: Iranian FM’s ‘Crazy’ Talk

Plus Jews compliment Hitler, Who Dat?!, and more

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Intermarried Chicago Kids Won’t Get Grandpa’s Money

But will presented weird incentives for dad

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Sundown: Post- Denominational Pals

High-priced holidays, blushing brides, and a wasted plea

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Building Bust

The unbuilt synagogues of the Great Depression

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Peeling Back Layers

Pop culture critic Nathan Rabin illuminates his tumultuous adolescence in a new memoir

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Chosen People

Spending Shabbat with one of the biggest African American congregations in the country

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Raising the Dead

In his new novel, Aleksandar Hemon unearths the misfortunes of a Chicago immigrant

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A Different March

Sufjan Stevens makes a record his own way

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‘Strangely Independent of Place’

Augie March, who turns 50 this year, starts his journey in Chicago. Bellow avoided it altogether while creating this legendary character, but no matter where he went, the city dominated his imagination.