Check out my latest in the Times of Israel, co-written with my hilarious friend Yoav Fisher.
Recently, the Jerusalem Post named their 50 most influential Jews in the world and Newsweek ranked America’s top 50 rabbis. But who really is a “top Jew”? Is it defined by religious piousness or civil service? Does it require a lengthy commitment to one’s community or are “flashes-in-the-pan” eligible? As Jeffrey Goldberg posed, are these lists even a good idea? (He says no.)
If it is truly part of the Jewish nature to debate and question, we would be remiss if we did not make our own effort to contribute an additional perspective to the conversation. Without further ado, I present the “Top 10 Jews Who Live on My Block”.
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