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List of famous male rabbis, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male rabbis list contains the most prominent and top males known for being rabbis. There are thousand of males working as rabbis in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic rabbis have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a rabbi then the people below should give you inspiration.

Solomon Marcus Schiller-Szinessy and Pinchus Feldman are included on this list along with many more.

While this isn't a list of all male rabbis, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male rabbis?" and "Who are the best male rabbis?"
Jackie Mason is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Rabbis
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Jackie Mason is an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor. ...more

Age: 85

Birthplace: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Rabbi, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

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

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#54 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

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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

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 Famous Male 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

Age: 87

Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Rabbi, Actor

Credits: Days Of Awe

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Chaim Potok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male 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

Age: Died at 73 (1929-2002)

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Profession: Rabbi, Novelist, Author, Writer

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#6 on The Best Jewish Authors

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