The Jewish 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Jews of All Time

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Citadel Press, Oct 1, 2000 - History - 387 pages
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Jewish men and women have been influential in religion, music, commerce, law, sports, diplomacy, philosophy, literature, art, and motion pictures. Who were the most influential among them, and how do they rank? Consider, for starters, Abraham, Karl Marx, Jesus, Mary, Saul of Tarsus, Einstein, Freud. Who ranks in front of whom?

Eminently readable, informative, and entertaining, The Jewish 100 addresses these questions. Taken as a whole, it is a panoramic story of an irrepressible people who have risen to the heights.

Each entry presents a complete biography and a cogent argument for that person's rank in the pantheon of world history.

  

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This book is a pleasant surprise. Shapiro uses the fashionable device of a book of rankings to present short biographies of 100 influential Jewish men and women. His selections for inclusion are all ... Read full review

Contents

Moses
3
Jesus of Nazareth
7
Albert Einstein
12
Sigmund Freud
17
Abraham
21
Saul of Tarsus Saint Paul
25
Karl Marx
30
Theodor Herzl
35
Louis B Mayer
189
Judah Halevy
192
Haym Salomon
195
Johanan ben Zakkai
198
Arnold Schoenberg
200
Emile Durkheim
205
Betty Friedan
208
David Sarnoff
212

Mary
40
Baruch de Spinoza
44
David
48
Anne Frank
52
The Prophets
57
Judas Iscariot
60
Gustav Mahler
63
Maimonides
67
Niels Bohr
71
Moses Mendelssohn
75
Paul Ehrlich
79
Rashi
82
Benjamin Disraeli
85
Franz Kafka
90
David BenGurion
93
Hillel
98
John Von Neumann
101
Simon Bar Kokhba
104
Marcel Proust
108
Mayer Rothschild
112
Solomon
117
Heinrich Heine
120
Selman Waksman
124
Giacomo Meyerbeer
127
Isaac Luria
130
Gregory Pincus
133
Leon Trotsky
136
David Ricardo
139
Alfred Dreyfus
142
Leo Szilard
148
Mark Rothko
151
Ferdinand Cohn
156
Samuel Gompers
159
Gertrude Stein
162
Albert Michelson
165
Philojudaeus
168
Golda Meir
171
The Vilna Gaon
176
Henri Bergson
179
The Baal Shem Tov
182
Felix Mendelssohn
185
Lorenzo Da Ponte
216
Julius Rosenwald
220
Casimir Funk
225
George Gershwin
228
Chaim Weizmann
233
Franz Boas
236
Sabbatai Zevi
239
Leonard Bernstein
243
Flavius Josephus
248
Walter Benjamin
251
Louis Brandeis
254
Emile Berliner
258
Sarah Bernhardt
261
Levi Strauss
268
Menachem Begin
271
Anna Freud
276
Queen Esther
279
Martin Buber
282
Jonas Salk
286
Jerome Robbins
289
Henry Kissinger
294
Wilhelm Steinitz
299
Arthur Miller
302
Daniel Mendoza
306
Stephen Sondheim
309
Emma Goldman
314
Sir Moses Montefiore
317
Yitzhak Rabin
321
Boris Pasternak
325
Harry Houdini
329
Edward Bernays
333
Leopold Auer
336
Groucho Marx
339
Man Ray
344
Henrietta Szold
348
Steven Spielberg
355
Bob Dylan
363
Bernard Berenson
370
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
377
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Daniel Shapiro, Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, teaches negotiation at Harvard Law School and in the psychiatry department at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital.

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