02/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rahm's Rabbi Gives An Interview

Rep. Rahm Emanuel, recently named President-elect Barack Obama's new White House chief of staff, has a reputation as a hard-nosed political operator who won't take no for an answer -- he's nicknamed "Rahmbo" for his aggressive style.

But Emanuel's spiritual leader, Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago, describes the 48-year-old as a devout, down-to-earth family man, capable of juggling religion and politics, ambition and humility, and his deep love of Israel with the best interests of the United States.

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