They’re absent from the midterm elections, and quiet on today’s issues
Jewish Voice for Peace members heckle Rahm Emanuel and Michael Oren
A warning to journalists: Do not diss Chicago or its mediocre pizza
The Chicago mayor isn’t convinced New York now has America’s tallest building
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel inaugurates a day honoring the parody king
Despite having been a dance major during college
Barbra Streisand and Bill Clinton toast Israel’s president on his 90th birthday
Los Angeles just elected its first Jewish mayor
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy
The Jewish Primary Day School is now the place to be for the kids of Washington’s politically connected Jews
Plus AIPAC names new spokesman known as “the quote machine”
What the legacy of the Chicago strike should be
At the GOP convention, Josh Bolten reminisces about introducing President Bush to shmurah matzo
Also Rahm + Farrakhan = Crime Fighting Duo?
It’s the children of Irgun fighters who are known as princes of the Israeli right. But Benzion Netanyahu was a scholar, not an underground militant.
The 2012 presidential campaign will be a landmark for U.S. Mormons. It’ll also be the most Jewish election in history, argues a Mitt Romney adviser.
Jack Lew, Obama’s new chief of staff, is the third Jewish official in the last 10 years to run the White House, after Rahm Emanuel and Josh Bolten
Eldest Emanuel brother pens memoir about his childhood
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
His brothers get TV characters named Gold, so why shouldn’t he?
Queens congressman runs into some trouble on the Twitter
Alan Cumming’s character on The Good Wife—the marvelously nuanced political operative Eli Gold—captures the future face of careful, largely deracinated Jewish-American politicians
Though officially an exercise in change and progress, Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration as Chicago’s first Jewish mayor was nonetheless steeped in well-worn myths and traditions
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
Plus Libya fallout, Ian McEwan, and more
Emanuel seizes majority of Chicago vote to avoid runoff
Plus Iran boasts about ships, ‘Isratine,’ and more in the news
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
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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