List of Famous Rabbis

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.

List features people like Jackie Mason and Lionel Blue.

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. {#nodes}
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  • Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Hakohen Maza; June 9, 1928 – July 24, 2021) was an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor. His 1986 one-man show The World According to Me! won a ...more
  • Jacob Neusner (July 28, 1932 – October 8, 2016) was an American academic scholar of Judaism. He was named as one of the most published authors in history, having written or edited more than 900 books.
  • Lionel Blue, (6 February 1930 – 19 December 2016) was a British Reform rabbi, journalist and broadcaster, described by The Guardian as "one of the most respected religious figures in the UK". He was ...more
  • Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929 – July 23, 2002) was an American author and rabbi. His first book The Chosen (1967), was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than ...more