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1 Maimonides, Moshe Ben Maimon, (Rambam), 12th century Spanish-North African Talmudist, philosopher, and law codifier 3268
2 Rashi, (Solomon ben Yitzchak), 11th century Talmudist, the primary commentator of Talmud 1078
3 Hillel the Elder, Nasi of the Sanhedrin during the reign of King Herod the Great. 681
4 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, (Lubavitcher Rebbe), 20th century Hasidic mystic and scholar, seventh Chabad Rebbe 625
5 Meir Kahane, American-Israeli rabbi. Founder of the American Jewish Defense League and Israeli Kach party. 516
6 Abraham Joshua Heschel, 20th century Conservative Judaism philosopher and scholar of Hasidism 408
7 Isaac Luria, (Ari), 16th century Holy Land mystic, founder of Lurianic Kabbalah 338
8 Nachman of Breslov, (Rebbe Nachman), 19th century Ukrainian Hasidic Rebbe and mystic 327
9 Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth 297
10 Nahmanides, Moshe ben Nahman, (Ramban), 13th century Spanish and Holy Land mystic and Talmudist 289
11 Moshe Feinstein, (Igrot Moshe), 20th century Russian-American legal scholar and Talmudist 266
12 Ovadia Yosef, 21st century Iraqi-Israeli former Israel Sephardic Chief Rabbi, legal scholar, "de facto" leader of Sephardic Jewry 252
13 Abraham Isaac Kook, 20th century philosopher and mystic, first chief rabbi of Palestine 244
14 Joel Teitelbaum, (Satmar Rebbe), 20th century Hasidic Hungarian-American rebbe known for anti-Zionism 234
15 Judah haNasi, 2nd century, Judah the Prince, in Judea, redactor (editor) of the Mishnah 221
16 Abraham ibn Ezra, (Even Ezra), 12th century Spanish-North African Biblical commentator 213
17 Harold Kushner, 21st century American Conservative rabbi, theologian, and popular writer 202
18 Saadia Gaon, (Emunoth ve-Deoth ; Siddur) 10th century Exilarch and leader of Babylonian Jewry 194
19 Shneur Zalman of Liadi, (Alter Rebbe of Chabad), 18th century mystic and Talmudist, founder of Chabad Hasidism and first Chabad Rebbe 172
20 Gersonides, Levi ben Gershom, (Ralbag), 14th century French Talmudist and philosopher 170
21 Gerrer Rebbes, (Gerrer), Polish Hasidic dynasty now in Israel, followers also in the US and UK 162
22 Michael Lerner founder/editor of Tikkun magazine 156
23 Moses Sofer, (Chatam Sofer) 19th century Hungarian rabbi 152
24 Mordecai Kaplan, 20th century founder of the Reconstructionist movement in America 150
25 Solomon Schechter, 20th century scholar and a founder of Conservative Judaism 144
26 Samson Raphael Hirsch, 19th century German rabbi, founder of the Torah im Derech Eretz movement 139
27 Aryeh Kaplan, (Living Torah) 20th century writer and mystic 136
28 Yona Metzger, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel 134
29 Shammai, Av Beit Din of the Sanhedrin during the reign of King Herod the Great. 134
30 Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, leader of the Jewish Renewal movement 131
31 Shimon bar Yochai, 1st century mystic, reputed author of the Zohar 121
32 Adin Steinsaltz, 21st century Israeli Talmud scholar and philosopher 117
33 Isaac Alfasi, (the Rif), 12th century North African and Spanish Talmudist and Halakhist; author of "Sefer Ha-halachot". 116
34 Shimon Hatzadik 114
35 David Wolpe, Conservative rabbi of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California 113
36 Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, (Ramchal), 18th century Italian ethicist, philosopher, and mystic. 112
37 Yisrael Meir Kagan, (Chofetz Chaim), 20th century Polish legalist and moralist 111
38 Leopold Zunz, 19th century German scholar, founded Science of Judaism school 110
39 Alysa Stanton, 21st century Reform rabbi, first ordained Black female rabbi 106
40 Shlomo Amar, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel 104
41 Yechezkel Landau, (Noda Bihudah), 18th century Posek and Talmudist 98
42 Union for Reform Judaism 98
43 Abraham Geiger, 19th century German Reform ideologist 97
44 Isaac Mayer Wise, American Reform rabbi 96
45 Amnon Yitzhak, Yemenite "baal teshuva Rabbi" in Israel 93
46 Asher ben Jehiel, (Rosh), 13th century German-Spanish Talmudist 90
47 Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, 20th century sixth Rebbe of Lubavitch 90
48 Menasseh Ben Israel, 17th century Dutch rabbi and advocate of resettlement in England 89
49 Chaim Soloveitchik ("Brisker Rov" 19th century Eastern European rabbi 86
50 Elimelech of Lizhensk, (Noam Elimelech) 18th century Polish mystic and Hasid 84
51 Yisrael Abuhatzeira, 20th century Kabbalist 84
52 Yitzchok Hutner, (Pachad Yitzchok), 20th century European-born, American and Israeli Rosh Yeshiva 81
53 Rabbinical Assembly 80
54 Jacob Emden, 18th century German Talmudist and mystic 78
55 Jules Harlow, 20th century Conservative Judaism liturgist 75
56 Rava, important Amora 73
57 Louis Ginzberg, 20th century American Conservative Talmud scholar 73
58 Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (RaMaK) 16th century Holy Land Kabbalistic scholar 72
59 Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, (Tzemach Tzedek), third Rebbe of Lubavitch 72
60 Joseph H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire 70
61 Shalom Sharabi, Yemenite rabbi and Kabbalist 70
62 United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 67
63 Arnold Resnicoff, Navy Chaplain, AJC National Director of Interreligious Affiars, Special Assistant (Values and Vision) to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force 67
64 Leo Baeck, 20th century Reform rabbi 65
65 Louis Jacobs - Founder of the Masorti movement in the United Kingdom, theologian 64
66 Yosef Sholom Eliashiv, Israeli rabbi and a rabbinical leader of the chareidi world 63
67 Chaim Joseph David Azulai (Hida), Sephardi rabbi and bibliographer 62
68 Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter Sfas Emes Gerrer Rebbe 62
69 Committee on Jewish Law and Standards 61
70 Joseph Albo, (Sefer Ikkarim), 15th century Spain 59
71 Jacob ben Asher, (Baal ha-Turim ; Arbaah Turim), 14th century German-Spanish Halakhist 59
72 David Weiss Halivni, Hungarian-American Talmudist of Union for Traditional Judaism (UTJ) 58
73 Malbim, Meir Lob ben Jehiel Michael, (The Malbim), 19th century Russian preacher and scholar 57
74 Abraham ibn Daud, (Sefer HaKabbalah), 12th century Spanish philosopher 56
75 Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia 52
76 Eliezer Berkovits Talmudic scholar and philosopher 52
77 Abaye, 3rd century Talmudist 51
78 David HaLevi Segal,(Taz)16th century Halakhist, major commentatry on the Shulchan Aruch 51
79 Bahya ibn Paquda, (Hovot ha-Levavot), 11th century Spanish philosopher and moralist 51
80 Hayyim ben Joseph Vital, 16th Kabbalist 50
81 Aharon Kotler, 20th century Lithuanian scholar, founder of Lakewood Yeshiva in US 50
82 Hasdai Crescas, (Or Hashem), 14th century Talmudist and philosopher 49
83 Isaiah Horowitz (Shlah) 16th century Kabbalist and Author - Eastern Europe and Israel 49
84 Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl, (Min HaMeitzar) 20th century European scholar involved in rescue efforts during the Holocaust 47
85 Dunash ben Labrat, 10th century grammarian and poet 47
86 Hillel II, 4th century creator of the Hebrew calendar, in Judea, son of Judah Nesiah, grandson of Gamaliel IV 46
87 Saul Lieberman, 20th century rabbi and scholar 46
88 Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, (Michtav Me'Eliyahu) 20th century religious philosopher and ethicist 46
89 Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, dean of Torah Ohr Yeshiva, Jerusalem 45
90 Central Conference of American Rabbis 45
91 Lionel Blue, British rabbi, writer and broadcaster 44
92 Yissachar Dov Rokeach (II), Belzer Rebbe 44
93 Solomon Luria, (Maharshal), 16th century Posek and Talmudist 44
94 Obadiah ben Jacob Sforno, (Sforno), 16th century Italian scholar and rationalist 43
95 Abba Arika, known as Rav, last Tanna, first Amora. Moved from Israel to Babylon, 3rd century. 43
96 Nissim Ben Jacob (Rav Nissim Gaon) 10th century Tunisian Talmudist 43
97 Joel Roth, Conservative scholar and rabbi 42
98 Hermann Adler, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire 42
99 Gordon Tucker, Conservative rabbi and leader 42
100 Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin, (Netziv ; Ha'emek Davar) 19th century head of Volozhin yeshiva in Lithuania 41
101 Avigdor Nebenzahl, Chief Rabbi of the old city of Jerusalem 41
102 Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth 41
103 Sally Priesand, 20th century Reform rabbi, first ordained female rabbi in the United States 41
104 Sherwin Wine, US founder of Society for Humanistic Judaism 39
105 Neil Gillman, Conservative philosopher and theologian 38
106 Jacob Neusner, Conservative trained scholar and prolific writer 37
107 Shimon Shkop, famed Rosh Yeshiva in Telz and Grodno 37
108 Elliot N. Dorff, Conservative rabbi, bioethicist, and professor of Jewish Theology at the American Jewish University 37
109 Yochanan, primary author of the Jerusalem Talmud 35
110 Shlomo Ephraim Luntschitz, 16th-17th century Torah commentator 35
111 Chaim Kreiswirth, long-time Chief Rabbi of Antwerp (Belgium) 35
112 Samuel Holdheim, 19th century German rabbi and founder of classic German Reform Judaism 34
113 Mordecai Yoffe ("Levush") , 16th-17th century Polish rabbi, codifier of halakha 33
114 Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, (Kedushas Leivi) 18th century Polish Hassidic Leader 33
115 Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane, Israeli leader of Kahane Chai party and son of Rabbi Meir Kahane 33
116 Yair Bacharach, (Havvot Yair), 17th century German Talmudist 33
117 Ibn Tibbon, a family of 12th and 13th century Spanish and French scholars, translators, and leaders 32
118 Azriel Hildesheimer, 19th century German rabbi and philosopher 32
119 Zecharias Frankel, 19th century critical historian, founder of the "Positive Historical" school, the progenitor of Conservative Judaism. 32
120 Rav Ashi, 5th century Babylonian Talmudic sage - primary redactor of the Babylonian Talmud 32
121 Philip R. Alstat, 20th century rabbi 31
122 Louis Finkelstein, 20th century Conservative Talmud scholar 31
123 Nathan Marcus Adler, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire 31
124 Sholom Dovber Schneersohn, 20th century Russian fifth Rebbe of Lubavitch 31
125 Meir Brandsdorfer, member of the Badatz (rabbinical court) of the Edah HaChareidis 30
126 Moshe Sacks, posek. 30
127 Dovber Schneuri, second Rebbe of Chabad 30
128 Baruch Epstein, (Torah Temimah), 20th century Lithuanian Torah commentator 30
129 Albert L. Lewis, 20th century Conservative rabbi 29
130 Yehoshua Leib Diskin, Rabbi in Shklov, Brisk and Jerusalem 29
131 Judah II, 3rd century sage, sometimes called Judah Nesi'ah and Rebbi like his grandfather 29
132 Bezalel Ashkenazi, ( Shittah Mekubetzet), 16th century Talmudist 29
133 Yechiel Michel Epstein, (Aruch ha-Shulchan) 19th-20th century halakhist and posek (decisor) 29
134 Gunther Plaut, 20th century Reform rabbi and author, Holy Blossom Temple 28
135 Nosson Tzvi Finkel, (Alter / Sabba), early 20th century founder of Slabodka Yeshiva, Lithuania. 28
136 Moses Gaster, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Britain 28
137 Shmuel Schneersohn, 19th century Russian fourth Rebbe of Lubavitch 28
138 David Nieto, English rabbi 28
139 Amram Gaon, 9th century organizer of the siddur 27
140 Jacob Berab, 15th-16th century proponent of Semichah (Ordination) 26
141 Eliezer ben Nathan, 12th century poet and pietist 26
142 Obadiah ben Abraham of Bertinoro, (Bartenura) 15th century commentator on the Mishnah 26
143 Abba Hillel Silver, 20th century Reform rabbi and Zionist leader 26
144 Rogatchover Gaon (Rav Yosef Rosen), Talmudist and Hasidic leader 26
145 Rav Nachman 25
146 Mordecai ben Hillel, (The Mordechai), 13th century German Halakhist 25
147 Robert Gordis, 20th century leader in Conservative Judaism 24
148 Abbahu, 4th century Talmudist 24
149 Judah III, 4th century scholar, son of Gamaliel IV, and grandson of Judah II 23
150 Meir Simcha of Dvinsk, (Ohr Sameiach ; Meshech Chochmah) Lithuanian-Latvian Talmudist and communal leader 23
151 Chanoch Dov Padwa, (Cheishev Ho'ephod), rabbinical head of UOHC, London 23
152 Ravina, primary aide to Rav Ashi in the redaction of the Babylonian Talmud 22
153 Isser Zalman Meltzer, renowned Lithuanian Rosh Yeshiva 22
154 Rav Papa 22
155 Antigonus of Sokho 22
156 Avrohom Blumenkrantz, posek and kashrut authority 22
157 Yaakov Kamenetsky, rabbinical leader and educationalist 22
158 Yaakov Chaim Sofer, Baghdadi rabbi, author of Kaf ha-Chaim 22
159 Bradley Shavit Artson, Conservative rabbi, Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University, author, speaker, and theologian 21
160 David Einhorn, 19th century American Reform rabbi 21
161 Bezalel Rudinsky, dean of Yeshivas Ohr Reuven, Wesley Hills, N.Y. 21
162 Nachman Krochmal, 19th century Austrian philosopher and historian 21
163 Nissim of Gerona, (RaN), 14th century Halakhist and Talmudist 21
164 Raphael Berdugo, rabbi in Meknes 21
165 Joseph ibn Migash 12th century Spanish Talmudist and Rosh Yeshiva; teacher of Maimon, father of Maimonides 20
166 Simeon ben Shetach, Av Beit Din of the Sanhedrin during the reign of Alexander Jannæus and Queen Salome. 20
167 Harold M. Schulweis, Conservative rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California and founder of the Jewish World Watch 20
168 Zvi Hirsch Chajes (Maharatz Chayes) Galician Talmudic scholar 20
169 Isaac Klein, 20th century American Conservative rabbi and scholar 20
170 Elazar Rokeach, (Sefer HaRokeach) 12th century German rabbinic scholar 19
171 Isidore Epstein, Principal of Jews' College, London 19
172 Yehezkel Abramsky, author of Chazon Yehezkel 19
173 Nissim Karelitz, Israeli chareidi leader 18
174 Frederick de Sola Mendes, Sephardic rabbi in London and America 18
175 Jacob Abendana, 17th century Sephardic rabbi in England 18
176 William E. Kaufman - Advocate of process theology 18
177 Eleazar Kalir, early Talmudic liturgist and poet 18
178 Samuel Schafler, 20th century American Conservative rabbi and historian 18
179 Samuel Hirsch, 19th century German-American philosopher of the Reform Movement 17
180 Abraham Lichtstein, Av Beit Din of Przasnysz, Poland 17
181 Avrohom Bornsztain, (Avnei Nezer), first Sochatchover Rebbe 17
182 Paula Reimers 17

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