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Oct 21 2010
1 Gustav Mahler - Composer (1860-1911) 3996
2 Felix Mendelssohn - composer (1809-1847) 3547
3 Benjamin Disraeli - British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party in the 19th century 2996
4 David Ricardo - English political economist 2471
5 Mordechai Vanunu - considered a whistle-blower on Israel's nuclear programme who was subsequently kidnapped, tried and imprisoned by Israel. 1403
6 Heinrich Heine - German writer 1173
7 Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert)- syncretist, and follower of the Hindu deity Hanuman. Professor of psychology at Harvard University 1110
8 Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. - American actor 1004
9 Harry Reems - Adult film actor. 845
10 Robert Novak - American Conservative Commentator 764
11 Corey Pavin - PGA golfer 761
12 Conversion to Judaism 724
13 Simone Weil - French philosopher and activist 640
14 Edith Stein - Nun, martyr, saint. 562
15 Sabbatai Zevi [link] 540
16 List of former Muslims 502
17 Lawrence Kudlow - American economist 436
18 Anton Rubinstein - Russian pianist, composer, and conductor 372
19 Joe Rosenthal - American photographer 365
20 Dan Spitz - lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Anthrax 353
21 Lorenzo Da Ponte - Italian librettist 316
22 Leopold Kronecker - German mathematician and logician 282
23 Muhammad Asad (Leopold Weiss) - Viennese journalist who became Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations, his son Talal Asad is an anthropologist at the City University of New York 246
24 Krishna Das (born Jeffrey Kagel) - singer who performs Indian chants called kirtans 239
25 Otto Weininger - Austrian philosopher 228
26 Leila Mourad - Egyptian singer and actress who rose to fame in the 1940s and 1950s. 213
27 Harry Frederick Oppenheimer - South African businessman 176
28 Rashid-al-Din Hamadani - 13th century Persian physician 170
29 List of former Roman Catholics 168
30 List of former Christians 161
31 Ferdinand David - German virtuoso violinist and composer 136
32 Justin Baldoni (Everwood) Actor. 117
33 Rachel Felix - French-Swiss theatre actress 109
34 Rahel Varnhagen (born Rahel Levin) - writer and saloniste 105
35 List of former Latter Day Saints 98
36 Jean-Marie Lustiger- Cardinal, former Archbishop of Paris 90
37 Jorge Isaacs - Colombian writer, politician and soldier 87
38 Ka'ab al-Ahbar an Arab Jew later on became a Sahaby. 84
39 Gillian Rose - British philosopher and sociologist 80
40 Abdullah ibn Salam - 7th century sahabi said to have been a rabbi of aristocratic stock. 73
41 David Levy Yulee, United States Senator from Florida 71
42 Arnold Fruchtenbaum - Founder of Ariel Ministries 67
43 Lev Nussimbaum - prolific author on the topics of Middle East and Russian history; the Nazi propaganda ministry included his works on their list of "excellent books for German minds" before discovering he was an ethnic Jew. Lazare 2005.</ref> 64
44 Petrus Alphonsi - physician in ordinary to King Alfonso VI of Castile 63
45 Sarmad - 17th century mystical poet and sufi saint, arrived from Persia to India, beheaded for assumed heresy by Aurungzebe. 62
46 Israel Zolli - former Chief Rabbi of Rome 60
47 Johannes Pfefferkorn - German theologian and writer 60
48 Georg Jellinek - German legal philosopher 55
49 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle - German physician, pathologist and anatomist 52
50 Alfred Edersheim - Biblical scholar 50
51 Sir Julius Benedict - English composer 47
52 Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky - Episcopal Bishop of Shanghai, founder of Saint John's University, Shanghai, bible translator 44
53 Francis Palgrave - English historian 44
54 Moishe Rosen - Founder of Jews for Jesus 39
55 Ali ibn Sahl Rabban al-Tabari a well-known Jewish convert to Islam doctor, belonging to the famous medical school of Tabaristan or Hyrcania) & a tutor of medicine to Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyya al-Razi (known to the West as Rhazes). 38
56 Friedrich Julius Stahl - Prussian jurist and conservative thinker 37
57 Joseph Wolff - German missionary 36
58 Heinrich Gustav Magnus - German chemist and physicist 35
59 Carl Paul Caspari - Norwegian theologian 34
60 Hibat Allah Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdaadi - influential physicist, philosopher, and scientist who wrote a critique of Aristotelian philosophy and Aristotelian physics. Routledge History of Philosophy 34
61 Hugh Montefiore - Anglican Bishop of Birmingham from 1977 to 1987 29
62 Friedrich Adolf Philippi - German Lutheran theologian 28
63 Achille Fould - French financier and politician 27
64 Lovisa Augusti- opera singer and actress. 26
65 Julius Friedrich Cohnheim - German pathologist 25
66 Paul S. L. Johnson - American scholar and pastor 25
67 John Braham - English tenor opera star 25
68 Jacob Querido - 17th century successor of the self-proclaimed Jewish Messiah Sabbatai Zevi. 24
69 Sultan Rafi Sharif Bey (Yale Singer) - a pioneer in the development of Islamic culture in the United States. 24
70 Paulus Stephanus Cassel - German who worked with the Church's Ministry Among Jewish People. 23
71 List of former Protestants 23
72 Abd-al-Masih (martyr) - killed by his father for converting Holweck, F. G. "A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints". St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co., 1924.</ref> 22
73 David Kalisch - German playwright and humorist 22
74 Isaac da Costa - Dutch language poet 21
75 Theodor Benfey - German philologist [link] Jewish Encyclopedia. Funk and Wagnalls, 1901-1906</ref> 21
76 Felix Philipp Kanitz - Austro-Hungarian naturalist, geographer, ethnographer, archaeologist and author of travel notes 20
77 John Levy - British philosopher who translated books on Advaita Vedanta 20
78 Jehuda Cresques - Catalan cartographer 19
79 Michael Solomon Alexander - former Rabbi and first Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem 18
80 Abraham Capadose - Dutch physician and writer; friend of Isaac da Costa 15
81 Yaqub ibn Killis - 10th century Egyptian vizier under the Fatimids. 15
82 Eduard Bendemann - German painter 14
83 Ludwig Immanuel Magnus - German mathematician 13
84 Fanny Lewald - German author 13
85 Eduard Gans - German philosopher and jurist, exponent of the conservative Right Hegelians 13
86 Ibn Kammuna or was a 13th Century physician (ophthalmologist) and philosopher who lived in Baghdad. 13
87 Michael Bernays - German professor of literature 13
88 Heinrich von Friedberg - German jurist and statesman [link] Friedberg, Heinrich, von) Jewish Encyclopedia</ref> 11
89 Ludwig Dessoir - German actor 10
90 Gottfried Bernhardy - German philologist and literary historian 10
91 Arvid Nelson is an American comic book writer, best known for Rex Mundi </ref> 9
92 Hermann Lebert - German physician 9
93 Karl Friedrich Neumann - German orientalist 9
94 List of people who converted to Judaism 8
95 Leo de Benedicto Christiano - medieval financier 8
96 Heinrich Jacoby - German educator 8
97 Juan Alfonso de Baena - medieval Castilian troubadour 7
98 Osip Mikhailovich Lerner - 19th century Russian intellectual and lawyer 7
99 David Paul Drach - Librarian of the Propaganda in Rome. 7
100 Karl Lehrs - German classical scholar 6
101 Moritz Wilhelm August Breidenbach - German jurist 5
102 Sir Moses Ximenes - 18th century English merchant < 5
103 Ludwig Börne - German political writer and satirist < 5
104 Hridayananda Goswami (born Howard J. Resnick) - American spiritual leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness < 5
105 Pero Ferrús - Castilian poet < 5
106 Martin Eduard von Simson - German jurist and politician < 5
107 Ludwig Friedländer - German philologist < 5
108 Tamal Krishna Goswami (born Thomas G. Herzig) - governing body commissioner of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness < 5
109 Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt - German astronomer and painter < 5
110 Ibn Yahyā al-Maghribī al-Samaw'al was an Arab Muslim mathematician and astronomer of Jewish descent. His father was a Jewish Rabbi from Morocco, but al-Samawʾal converted to Islam. Medieval Cultures in Contact, By Richard Gyug, pg. 123</ref> < 5
111 Alfred Döblin - German expressionist novelist < 5

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