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GRAH!C hoto, mary lou foy; Photo, gasper tringale, .President and Mrs. Clinton 
have had steadfast supporter journalist Sid Blumenthal, who will soon serve 
them the White House. Sidney Blumenthal calls his new job chance "make difference." 

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH 
LOAD-D ATE: June 16, 1997 
LEVEL 325 STORIES

Copyright 1997 The New York Times Company The New York Times 
June 15, 1997, Sunday, Late Edition -Final 
SECTION: Section Page 23; Column Magazine Desk 
LENGTH: 3927 words 
HEADLINE: The Brothers Emanuel 
BYLINE: Elisabeth Burniller; Elisabeth Bumiller reporter the Metro staf The Times. Her last article for the Magazine was profile Elizabeth Dole. 
BODY: 
The best Rahm Emanuel story not the one about the decomposing two-and-a-half-foot fish sent pollster who displeased him. not about the time -the many times -that hung political contributors Chicago mayor's race, saying was embarrassed accept their $5,000 checks because they were $25,000 kind guys. No, the definitive Rahm Emanuel story takes place Little Rock, Ark., the heady days after Bill Clinton was first elected President. was there that Emanuel, then Clinton's chief fund-raiser, repaired with George Stephanopoulos, Mandy Grunwald and other aides Doe's, the campaign hangout. Revenge was heavy the air the group discussed the enemies Democrats, Republicans, members the press -who wronged them during the 1992 campaign. Clifford Jackson, the ex-friend the President and peddler the Clinton draft-dodging stories, was high the list. was William Donald Schaefer, then the Governor Maryland and Democrat who endorsed George Bush. Nathan Landow, the fund-raiser who backed the candidacy Paul Tsongas, made it, too. 
Suddenly Emanuel grabbed his steak knife and, those who were there remeber it, shouted out the name another enemy, lifted the knife, then brought down with full force into the table. 
"Dead!" screamed. 
The group immediately joined the cathartic release: "Nat Landow! Dead! 
Cliff Jackson! Dead! Bill Schaefer! Dead!" 

Today, Rahm Emanuel is, 3,, one the most powerful people the White -louse. also the middle brother two similar tank commanders: Ariel 
manuel, 
36, relentless Hollwyood television agent who left International :reative Management under cover darkness create rival firm, and Ezekiel 

manuel, 
39, oncologist (with doctorate political theory) who 1ationally known medical ethicist Harvard and leading opponent assisted suicide. 

"We were cloned, full grown," says Ezekiel. the three brothers, Rahm the most famous, Ari the richest and Zeke, )Ver time, will probably the most important. Zeke also, according his )rothers, the smartest. Rahm, naturally, gets the most press attention. Last erm managed the President's campaigns pass the crime bill and the North !merican Free Trade Agreement, but this term has taken over the job and :lose-to-the-Oval-Office cub-byhole his friend Stephanopoulos. Now chief ?remoter Clinton's small-bore issues like stopping teen-age smoking and 
equiring trigger locks guns, Rahm has been singled out recent profiles :he centrist, hyperactive caunterreaction the Stephanopoulos liberal cool. rhe articles are more colorful than typical the genre (the dead fish 
elps), but Rahm more interesting, and reflective his time, the context -:if his brothers. 
Together, 'Emanuel Freres are triumvirate for the 90's. All are rising stars three America's most high-profile and.combative professions. All 
nderstand and enjoy power, and know how using behind the scenes can change the way people think, live and die. All have been called obnoxious, arrogant, 
ggressive, passionate and committed. All' three get before dawn. All are the sons Israeli father, now 70-year-old Chicago pediatrician, who passed secret codes for Menachem Begin's underground. Iregun, and American Jewish nether, who worked the civil rights movement and owned, briefly, Chicago rock-and-roll club. All three also worry about less successful Emanuel: Shoshana, 23, their adoptive siser, who crash-landed into the family the age days, when the brothers were their teens.  one would call ordinary upbringing Wilmette, Ill. the lakeshore :hicago suburb. The Emanuel boys always had prepare for dinner, and that did not just mean washing up. "You had the news," says Marsha Emanuel, their mother, who now psychiatric social worker. Every Sunday there was family cultural excursion, sometimes the Art Institute Chicago, other times the ballet. (All the boys, their mother's insistence, took lessons, and Rahm still does. The neighbors thought odd when Marsha dragged the three boys "The Nutcracker," but then they went with her civil rights demonstrations, too." 
The Boys went summer camp Israel, and reveled the family lore: 1933, after their uncle Emanuel Auerbach was killed skirmish with Arabs Jerusalem, the family changed its last name his first, tribute. Political passions always ran deep. Raham still remembers the time his mother and her father got into such furious argument the dinner tble over Henry Wallace and the 1948 split the Democratic Party quarter century after the fact -that father threw daughter out the house. "And was her house," Rahm says. thought, 'This nutty.' 
 

Today, the brothers argue just passionately about the role that :nvironment and genetics played the life their sister, who recent years been and off the welfare rolls that Rahm worked hard cut. Benjamin 
manuel met his daughter when gave her well-baby checkup and discovered that she had suffered brain hemorrhage delivery. The baby's future was Jnclear; Shoshana' birth mother, young woman Polish Catholic background, 3.sked Dr. Emanuel knew someone who wanted her child. "But couldn't find ?lacement," Benj amin Emanuel says. After week debate between both parents 3.nd sons -Marsha Emanuel had always wanted girl -the Ernanuels themselves took Shoshana in. "What are you going do?" Benj ami Emanuel says ;;hilosophically. 
Intellectually, Shoshana developed normally -like her brothers, she 
raduated from New Trier, one the most competitive high schools the =ountry -but she needed four operations and years physical therapy give her percent use her left side. She had difficult adolescence, and today 
arsha Emanuel, the age 63, raising Shoshana's two illegitimate =hildren. (None the Emanuels will talk about Shoshana detail, and she jeclined interviewed for this article. 
The conversation the brothers continue have about Shoshana also, =curse, conversation about themselves. Were Zeke, Rahm and Ari simply successful products Jewish middle-class parents who valued education and hammered them.with expectations? How much their drive came from their immigrant father? Certainly each Emanuel brother derives large part his :.ctentity that the others. one else, seemed, mattered much. "The pressure that you were judged the family," Ari says. "Our family never cared about the kid down the block." 
THE EMANUEL BROTHERS GOT TOGETHER NOT LONG AGO Washington for the bris Rahm' first child, Zacharia. "He's fabulous," Rahm says. 
"He looks cute," Zeke agrees. "We don't think Rahm's the father, though." goes pre-bris interview with the three over tea the Four Seasons Hotel that regresses into giggles, insults and much nervous jiggling legs. one point, all three brothers, apparently unkowningly, are jiggling unison; another point, Zeke and Rahm leap give each other high five. "Our wives say right back when were 16, and 13," offers Rahm, feeling this needs pointed out. "Every spouse not only marries her partner, she gets the other two 
shmegegges with us." 
The brothers are close friends -they talk almost daily -but when together they fall into the roles assigned within the family: Zeke the brain, Rahm the politician, Ari the jock. 

"Ari can carry conversation!" Rahm says one point, noticing that his younger brother talking with about Los Angeles. "What accomplishment! complete sentence! 
when the conversation turns money. "I.Q. brings down -I'm into it," Ari says impishly. 

shouts Zeke. "Is that what you were going say? I.Q. and income 

The New Times, June 15, 1997 "They should bel" counters Ari, who says made between million and miilion last year. "Inversely, that's the thing," says Zeke. 

"This all off the record, says Rahm. 
The conversation moves how wonderful their wives are. Ari married Sarah Addington and Rahm Amy Rule, both now stay-at-home mothers young childrn. Zeke married Dr. Linda Emanuel, the vice president ethical 
standards for.the American Medical Association. They have three children and live Chicago; Zeke commutes both Washington and Boston. 
"I'm going tell you something, Ari says. "So walk yesterday 
"My wife-, Zeke interrupts. 
"Shut up! says Ari 
Growing up, Zeke and Ari were each other's throats, with Rahm acting 
mediator. "Rahmie was the calmest," says his mother, aware how strange this sounds given his reputation barracuda. was the classic middle child, Rahm says, talking his White House office one morning. peaceful Tuesday, with not crisis sight, although you would never know from Rahm's baby language. lean, handsome, wired. Earlier, the President had wandered through the door connecting the Oval Office Rahm's little digs. "Where he?" the President asked. Rahm was adjoining office talking his secretary, but Clinton's words sprang and disappeared into the President's dining room like rabbit. returned sit the ege his seat, his face inches from the television, mouthing the words along with Clinton the President announced, before live cameras the Oval Office, ban the use Federal money for cloning humans. 
"This discovery 
that carried burden well benefits, Clinton and Rahm said unison. 
Rahm, the senior adviser the President for policy and strategy, recently broadened his scope serve Clinton's political strategist the budget talks. "It's the biggest role he's had his new job," says Erskine Bowles, the 
White House chief staff. 
Rahm's portfolion does not include defense Whitewater the 1996 fund-raising scandals, although part the White House team that says pushing for campaign finance reform. has not been questioned about his role Clinton's fund-raiser 1992 different era, when Clinton did not have Lincoln Bedroom offer -but evasive when asked how defends the Clinton campaign fund-raising practices 1996. "The 1996 election was not about fund-raising," Rahm begins, portentously. "The 1996 election was about two 
different visions for this country. ask again about fund-raising. "Fund-raising for the last hundred years -go back and read the Lincoln books -is unseemly business," says. 
Does think the 1996 Clinton campaign went too far? 

"I'm not going pass judgement the 1996 fund-raising!" finally says, yelling. "O.K.? It's broken system. There's prettiness 1996 
Rahm one Clinton's longest-serving advisers -he started Little Rock 1991 -and talks nearly bluntly the President does everyone else. Once, when Clinton was made about how event with the police was shaping up, Rahm, the words the former White House chief staff Leon Panetta, shot back: "What the hell are you worried about? The key get your picture with the cops. White House advisers say Clinton drops Rahm's office regularly for gossip and talk, knowing he'll get something good. "He's always got carrot give the big guy," says one White House official. 
Reporters say Rahm smart, but complain that has bad habit peddling shopworn goods scoops. got along with him, but like everybody else who ever covered that place, also hung him," says David Lauter, who was charge the 1996 election voerage for The Los Angeles Times. "You just want say hi, 'Enough,' He'll call you and start spinning something about how this the greatest thing that any President has done the history man." 
Rahm did not show promise early on, and was fact undistinguished student high school that his guidance counselor suggested Marsha emanuel that her son might want consider "alternatives" higher education. went Sara Lawrence College -"for mother," says -ostensibly because the dance program, which ignored once got there. the early 90's was back Chicago, raising money for the mayoral campaigns Richard Daley. Rahm liked what heard when ambitious Arkansas, raising money for Presidential campaign that had $600,000 the bank and tiny team finance people who kept Little Rock bankers hours. 
"He got and stood table and yelled them for minutes his first night there," George Stephanopoulos says. days, Rahm organized 26 fund-raising events that produced $3. million, which kept Clinton alive through New Hampshire and the Gennifer Flowers explosion. was rewarded with the job White House political director, which lasted six months, due small part his screaming matches with Susan Thomases, then First Lady Hillary Clinton's very powerful friend. Exiled what describes White House closet with Playskool phone, Rahm was made director speical projects. grabbed Nafta and the crime bill and crawled his way back. "He didn't take his ball and home," says his friend William Daley, the Secretary Commerce and the Chicago Mayor's brother. 

ARI EMANUEL HAS HAD SIMILARLY TUMULtuous career, culminating March 1995 when and three other agents plotted leave International Creative Management and start boutique agency their own. But their plan was discovered when I.C. employee, noticing assitant carrying out files one the rogue agents after hours, alerted C.M. executives, who promptly fired Ari and.friends. Ari tells it, the C.M. chairman, Jeff Berg, called him home midnight, threatening lawsuit. said, don't work for you," Ari recounts. "Don't raise your voice me.' And hung up." (No suit was ver 
filed.) 

Ari, George Clooney look-alike, relates his cloak-and-dagger tale over 
unch the Palm Los Angeles, where have driven rental car. (His Jaguar the shop. Ari permanently attached his car phone, but then :his Los Angeles. his office, Ari watches four screens once, Jractices his golf putt and, course, livsin his phone headset. "You were 1alf-hour late with the chairman NBC!11 shouts one caller, spicing his vords with profanity. When gets off, smiles. "It's life -right here, says happily. just sit and scream all day." has nice view the haze )Ver Beverly Hills, and very good suits. "All wear Paul Stuart, Armani and :alvin Klein," says later, and with such joy feel should pleased for 1im. 
Despite the bravado, Ari does have certain sweetness and 
hat's-not-to-lo9ve kind self-confidence. "There are times when Ari gets very :arnest," says Leslie Moonves, the president CBS Entertainment. have say, 'Ari, we're the television business.' 
Ari's agency, Endeavor, has nearly 200 clients, many them writers like 3reg Daniels, creator the new hit series "King the Hill." Endeavor also represents smaller number actors; Wesley Snipes, Adam Sandler and Lisa 
udrow are few the better known. Hollywood, Endeavor part the ip-and-coming new guard. "They're hungrier, Moonves says. child, Ari was diagnosed both hyperactive and dyslexic. was ant ceiling, says. Ritalin helped, but learning read was enormous task. "My mom, her credit, spent hours helping me. graduated from Macalester 
allege St. Paul 1983, playedon the professional racquetball circuit, then noved Paris, where was financed his father. "Shik gelt,11 Ari would r1rite, Yiddish. end money." Benjamin Emanuel knew full well his youngest son was entertaining long list girlfriends. "So?" says Benjamin Emanuel 
ow. "Who didn't?". Ari was gratefull. had blast, says. moved New York and eventually went work for the agent Robert Lantz. "Nothing stopped him, Lantz remembers Ari, who soon followed the money television Los Angeles. 1987 Ari had job trainee Creative 
rtists AGency, its height under Mike Ovitz. moved Inter Talent, then I.C.M. When was accidentally hit car driven CM. client, Ari =racked his ribs, tore open his knee and rethought his life. wasn't going sit around and say big book life when I'm years old C.A. I.C.M., says. "I'd shoot myself." 
Ari credits his father for teaching the brothers question and challenge authority. (Any number the brothers' superiors will say their father did this annoyingly well. Benjamin Emanuel puts differently: says taught his sons self-reliance. never told them, 'Go your room and study, "he says. believes the secret child-rearing "sit and talk your kids," and thinks that the drive sons came from both him and his wife. know I'm hyper," says. Rahm, adds, "is aggressive guy and very good administrator. Ari "always figured out the angles inbusiness. knew when was that he'd millionaire." And Zeke? 

"Zeke," says, awed, "is really brilliant. ELDEST SON, ZEKE FEELS BORE THE BURden following his father's ::>ath. was sort fullfillment, tells one day his very quiet ::>ffice the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 
affilliated with Harvard Medical 5chool. "But did the doctoring that father had inmind, would hate it. rhat, says, would have been biomedical research, the route the time 'l.Ospital chairmanship. "When decided that wasn't going that, :hought was crazy," Zeke says. "But created for myself the kind career :hat like." are talking day when freak spring blizzard has kept everyone 'l.ome. Perhaps the mood crated the snow swirling silently out the 
indow, perhaps Zeke, but clearly the most thoughtful and mature :he brothers. This isnot say not brash and contentious -he is, Lnfamously among his colleagues. But seems more willing, and able, 
rticulate what has driven the three brothers such extraordinary success over :he years. 
"One thing that think very important the fact that we've all :ailed," says. 
Zeke's first failure, tells it, was flunking calculus final his :irst semester Amherst, although better remembered friends for >coring high organic chemistry midterm that destroyed the grading :urve. Later, wasn't nominated for Rhodes scholarship -"I was crushed" ind over the years has warred with authority figures Harvard. "If listed {OU the number times that people have tried throw out this Lnstitution, says, "or the number times people have tried prevent :rem doing research, the number times I've had grants rejected ... "He :rails off. 

Zeke -along with his wife, Linda -represents the cutting edge medical =thics. Unlike the theologians and philosophers who dominated the modern ::>eginnings the field the 1960's and 1970's and who focused abortion and 1uman experimentation, Zeke both medical doctor and Ph.D. with Jrounding philosophy. Only handful people medical ethics span both jisciplines, combination considered crucial for the future. "He's the model :he next generation bioethicists," says Arthur Caplan, the director the :enter for Bioethics the University Pennsylvania. Because Zeke sees ::>atients, combines clinical data with informed theory. Working :onsultant, building the department medical ethics the National [nstitutes Health. 
Zeke influence, through his research, writing and speaking, three Large areas 1990's debate: doctor-assisted suicide, which opposes Legalizing becuase would transform the practice into "routine intervention"; "advanced directives, living wills, which favors and :thical standards managed care, which promotes. His goal that all joctors get some training ethics. 
Zeke the ascetic the family. does not own television set, for :xample, even though the lifeblood ofhis brother Ari. his view, sense ::>f struggle was crucial the development the boys. "My fath:::r did not make whole lot money for most formative years, Zeke says. Benjamin 
manuel came America with nothing, his sons proudly recount, and slowly Juilt practice from scratch. the beginning, the family lived 

apartment Chicago, but the time Zeke was ready for high school, the 
managed move the suburbs, split-level house the western part Wilmette, far from the large homes along the lake. "And that was big stretchr" Zeke says. 

They were there when Shoshana was born late August 1973. week later, the Emanuel boys had new sister and quickly grew devoted her, least their mother remembers it. this time, Benjamin Emanuel was 46, well established busy practice and prosperous -all much Shoshana's disadvantage, the view Zeke. "They were struggling much more when were being raised," says. think too much comfort not good thing. doesn't lead certain character formation." Zeke, however, too well traveledin the complexities family and the big ideas life anything but mull over the unanswerable. don't think there's 'the' cause there," says his sister. 
The brothers say things began very wrong with Shoshana when she was 15, but they think she finally corning out bad time. She now has ajob and talks her father every day. wish could talk the other kids every day," Benjamin Emanuel says. "But everybody's busy." The boys add that following their wake must have been brutal Shoshana. "Growing shadow was not good for brothers, either," says Zeke. 
The boys, meanwhile, worry about how their mother managing with two young children. spend most time exhausted," Marsha Emanuel says matter-of-factly, over cup coffee her kitchen. think, gee, shouldn't this age." She shrugs. When start say something lame about how strong she must be, her sresponse swift. 
"If one more person tells that, I'll shoot them," she says. "And I'm nonviolent." 
What, then, should people say? "The nicest thing that people can say is, 'God, you have nice family,' she says. But she admits that the question nature versus nurture 

her mind all the time. "Day and night," she says softly. "Day and night." 
Rahm, the new father, has similar questions these days. "But don't know about gene pool," muses. "I'm big believer environment. wasn't, wouldn't worried about trying balance this job with parenthood." calls his mother and father "Uber-parents" who "left indeliable print that: they expected nothing but the best from us, and taught expect from ourselves." 
That, says, the most important lesson will pass his son. "Luckily," adds, got the crib notes from somebody." 

GRAPHIC: Photos: Rahm, Ariel and Zeke Emanuel (pg. 23) (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders); The Brothers Emanuel: Ezekiel, the smartest; Rahm, the 
most famous, and Ariel, the richest. (pg. 25) (Timothy Greenfield-S anders for The New York Times); Zeke twice doctor, medicine and philosophy. (pg. 26) 
(Seth Resnick for The New York Times); just sit and scream all day," Ari says with evident glee. (pg. 27) (Jeff Jacobson The New York Times); Rahm one PAGE 127 

The New rk Times, June 15, 1997 the President' longest-serving advisers. (pg. 27) (The White House) LANGUAGE: ENGLISH LOAD-DATE: June 19, 1997



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