Tribal Chiefs

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

Zeke Tells All

Eldest Emanuel brother pens memoir about his childhood

Quite A Six Months We’ve Had!

That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll

Fake Zeke Emanuel

His brothers get TV characters named Gold, so why shouldn’t he?

Obligatory Weinergate Post

Queens congressman runs into some trouble on the Twitter

The Good Jew

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

Forward and Back

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

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

Sundown: Anger Lingers Over U.N. Veto

Plus Libya fallout, Ian McEwan, and more

Mayor Rahm

Emanuel seizes majority of Chicago vote to avoid runoff

Daybreak: Arms Sales Come Under Review

Plus Iran boasts about ships, ‘Isratine,’ and more in the news

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

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

Faster Than a Speeding Rahm

Comment of the week

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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