A Ranking of the Most Influential Jews of All Time
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Description: Eminently readable, informative, and entertaining, The Jewish 100 is a panorama of an irrepressible people who have risen to great heights in a variety of fields: music, philosophy, literature, and politics among them. Read here about Mahler, Marx (Karl and Groucho), Maimonides, Man Ray, and Meir; Buber, Bernays, Boas, and the Baal Shem Toy; Salk, Sarnoff, Sondheim, Spinoza, and Spielberg, to name but a few of the 100 notables whose detailed biographies are included. All are ranked in order of historical influence. Sure to surprise and even outrage readers, these provocative rankings are meant to inspire thought, discussion, and even a Talmudic argument or two.
Illustrated throughout with photographs, prints, and drawings.
Michael Shapiro practices law in Manhattan, lives in Chappaqua, New York, and is active in New York's Jewish community. He is a noted composer of more than a hundred musical works, many of them based on Jewish themes.