10 things you might not know about Rahm Emanuel
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has said that he aspires to become Chicago mayor after Richard M. Daley retires. Some thought Emanuel was being presumptuous. Others thought it was just another Machiavellian move by a brilliant and polarizing Chicagoan. In any case, here are 10 facts. -- Mark Jacob
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1. The family name
Emanuel's father, Benjamin, was born in Jerusalem with the last name of Auerbach. But Benjamin changed his last name to honor his brother, Emanuel Auerbach, a Jew killed in the Arab insurrection in 1936. The renamed Benjamin Emanuel settled in Chicago, where he became a pediatrician. Pictured crossing a street on the way to a polling place, Rahm Emanuel and his wife Amy Rule, with daughters Ilana, left, and Leah, between them.