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List of famous rabbis, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top rabbis in the world? This includes the most prominent rabbis, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable rabbis is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic rabbis were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned rabbis.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known rabbis to the lesser known rabbis of today, these are some of the best professionals in the rabbi field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous rabbis ever?" and "What are the names of famous rabbis?" then you're in the right place. (589 items)
Jackie Mason is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Rabbis
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Jackie Mason is an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor. ...more

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Age: 84

Birthplace: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

Profession: Rabbi, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: The Simpsons, The Jerk, Caddyshack II, The Stoolie The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, + more

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#62 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

#92 on Celebrity Death Pool 2016

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Jacob Neusner is an American academic scholar of Judaism. He is often celebrated as one of the most published authors in history, having written or edited more than 950 books. ...more

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Age: 84

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Rabbi, Professor

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Lionel Blue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Rabbis
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Lionel Blue is a British Reform rabbi, journalist and broadcaster. He was the first British rabbi publicly to declare his homosexuality. He is best known for his longstanding work with the media, most notably his wry and gentle sense of humour on "Thought for the Day" on BBC Radio 4's Today ...more

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Age: 85

Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, England, London

Profession: Rabbi, Actor

Credits: Days Of Awe

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Chaim Potok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Rabbis
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Chaim Potok was an American Jewish author and rabbi. Potok is most famous for his first book The Chosen, a 1967 novel which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies. ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1929-2002)

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Profession: Rabbi, Novelist, Author, Writer

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#20 on The Best Jewish Authors

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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Rabbis
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Matsuoka Yoshitsugo is a voice actor. ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Hokkaido, Japan

Profession: Voice acting

Credits: Sword Art Online, Wandering Son, Chōsoku Henkei Gyrozetter, Campione!

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Michael Lerner appeared in the Young, Jewish, and Left documentary film. ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Editor, Rabbi, Editing, Author Political Activist

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Adin Steinsaltz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Rabbis
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz or Adin Even Yisrael is a teacher, philosopher, social critic, and spiritual mentor, who has been hailed by Time magazine as a "once-in-a-millennium scholar". He has devoted his life to making the Talmud accessible to all Jews. Originally published in modern Hebrew, with a ...more

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Age: 80

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Profession: Rabbi, Scientist, Writer

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Meir Kahane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Rabbis
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Meir David Kahane was a controversial American-Israeli rabbi, ultra-Zionist political figure, and writer, whose work became either the direct or indirect foundation of most modern Jewish militant and extreme right-wing political groups. He was an ordained Orthodox rabbi and later served as a member ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1932-1990)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Rabbi, Political Activist, Writer

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