List of rabbis


List of rabbis

This is a list of prominent rabbis. Rabbis are Judaism's spiritual and religious leaders.

"See also": List of Jews.

Rabbis: Pre-Mishnaic ("Tannaim")

:"See Mishnah, Tannaim".

* Shimon Hatzadik
* Antigonus of Sokho

Rabbis: Pre-Mishnaic ("Tannaim") ("Zugot")

:"See: Mishnah, Tannaim, Zugot".

* Jose ben Joezer, Nasi of the Sanhedrin during the Maccabean wars of independence.
* Jose ben Johanan, Av Beit Din of the Sanhedrin during the Maccabean wars of independence.
* Joshua ben Perachyah, Nasi of the Sanhedrin during the reign of John Hyrcanus.
* Nittai of Arbela, Av Beit Din of the Sanhedrin during the reign of John Hyrcanus.
* Judah ben Tabbai, Nasi of the Sanhedrin during the reign of Alexander Jannæus and Queen Salome.
* Simeon ben Shetach, Av Beit Din of the Sanhedrin during the reign of Alexander Jannæus and Queen Salome.
* Shemaya, Nasi of the Sanhedrin during the reign of Hyrcanus II.
* Avtalyon, Av Beit Din of the Sanhedrin during the reign of Hyrcanus II. A convert to Judaism.
* Hillel the Elder, Nasi of the Sanhedrin during the reign of King Herod the Great.
* Shammai, Av Beit Din of the Sanhedrin during the reign of King Herod the Great.

Rabbis: Mishnaic ("Tannaim")

:"See Mishnah, Tannaim".

* Akiva, 1st century Judea, central scholar in Mishnah
* Judah haNasi, 2nd century, Judah the Prince, in Judea, redactor (editor) of the Mishnah
* Shimon bar Yochai, 1st century mystic, reputed author of the "Zohar"
* Yohanan ben Zakkai, 1st century sage in Judea, key to the development of the Mishnah
* Eliezer son of Jose the Galilean (?-c.160), famous for Baraita of Thirty-Two mitzvoth. The father of Rabbi Hananiah. See the fifth chapter of Hulin, and Moed Katan 28.

Rabbis: Talmudic ("Amoraim")

:"See Talmud" and Amora.

* Abaye, 3rd century Talmudist
* Abba Arika, known as "Rav", last "Tanna", first "Amora". Moved from Israel to Babylon, 3rd century.
* Abbahu, 4th century Talmudist
* Eleazar Kalir, early Talmudic liturgist and poet
* Hamnuna - Several rabbis in the Talmud had this name.
* Hillel, son of Gamaliel III, 3rd century, in Judea, grandson of Judah ha-Nasi, and younger brother of Judah Nesiah
* Hillel II, 4th century creator of the Hebrew calendar, in Judea, son of Judah Nesiah, grandson of Gamaliel IV
* Judah II, 3rd century sage, sometimes called "Judah Nesi'ah" and "Rebbi" like his grandfather
* Judah III, 4th century scholar, son of Gamaliel IV, and grandson of Judah II
* Rabbah bar Nahmani
* Rav Ashi, 5th century Babylonian Talmudic sage - primary redactor of the Babylonian Talmud
* Rav Nachman
* Rav Papa
* Rava, important "Amora"
* Ravina, primary aide to Rav Ashi in the redaction of the Babylonian Talmud
* Resh Lakish
* Shmuel (Talmud), rabbi of Nehardea, physician
* Yochanan, primary author of the Jerusalem Talmud
* Rav Jonah

Rabbis: Middle Ages

:"See: Geonim and Rishonim".

* Abba Mari, ("Minhat Kenaot"), 13th century French Talmudist
* Don Isaac Abravanel, ("Abarbanel"), 15th century philosopher and Torah commentator
* Jacob Berab, 15th-16th century proponent of Semichah (Ordination)
* Abraham ibn Daud, ("Sefer HaKabbalah"), 12th century Spanish philosopher
* Obadiah ben Abraham of Bertinoro, ("Bartenura") 15th century commentator on the Mishnah
* Abraham ben David of Posquières, 1100s, France.
* Abraham ibn Ezra, ("Even Ezra"), 12th century Spanish-North African Biblical commentator
* Amram Gaon, 9th century organizer of the "siddur"
* Asher ben Jehiel, ("Rosh"), 13th century German-Spanish Talmudist
* Bahya ibn Paquda, ("Hovot ha-Levavot"), 11th century Spanish philosopher and moralist
* Chananel Ben Chushiel ("Rabbeinu Chananel"), 10th century Tunisian Talmudist
* Dunash ben Labrat, 10th century grammarian and poet
* Eliezer ben Nathan, 12th century poet and pietist
* Hasdai Crescas, ("Or Hashem"), 14th century Talmudist and philosopher
* Rabbenu Gershom, 11th century German Talmudist and legalist
* Gersonides, Levi ben Gershom, ("Ralbag"), 14th century French Talmudist and philosopher
* Hillel ben Eliakim, ("Rabbeinu Hillel"), 12th century Talmudist and disciple of "Rashi"
* Ibn Tibbon, a family of 12th and 13th century Spanish and French scholars, translators, and leaders
* Isaac Alfasi, (the "Rif"), 12th century North African and Spanish Talmudist and Halakhist; author of "Sefer Ha-halachot".
* Jacob ben Asher, ("Baal ha-Turim" ; "Arbaah Turim"), 14th century German-Spanish Halakhist
* Joseph Albo, ("Sefer Ikkarim"), 15th century Spain
* Joseph ibn Migash 12th century Spanish Talmudist and Rosh Yeshiva; teacher of Maimon, father of Maimonides
* Maimonides, Moshe Ben Maimon, ("Rambam"), 13th century Spanish-North African Talmudist, philosopher, and law codifier
* Mordecai ben Hillel, ("The Mordechai"), 13th century German Halakhist
* Nahmanides, Moshe ben Nahman, ("Ramban"), 13th century Spanish and Holy Land mystic and Talmudist
* Nissim Ben Jacob ("Rav Nissim Gaon") 10th century Tunisian Talmudist
* Nissim of Gerona, ("RaN"), 14th century Halakhist and Talmudist
* Rashi, (Solomon ben Yitzchak), 11th century Talmudist, the primary commentator of Talmud
* Elazar Rokeach, ("Sefer HaRokeach") 12th century German rabbinic scholar
* Saadia Gaon, ("Emunoth ve-Deoth" ; "Siddur") 10th century Exilarch and leader of Babylonian Jewry
* Samuel ben Judah ibn Tibbon, 12th-13th century French Maimonidean philosopher and translator
* Tosafists, ("Tosfot") 11th, 12th and 13th century Talmudic scholars in France and Germany
* Yehuda Halevi, ("Kuzari"), 12th century Spanish philosopher and poet devoted to Zion

Rabbis: 16th - 18th centuries

:"See: Acharonim".

Rabbis: 16th - 17th centuries

* Isaac Abendana, 17th century Sephardic scholar in England
* Jacob Abendana, 17th century Sephardic rabbi in England
* Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, 17th century Dutch scholar and Kabbalist, first Rabbi in the Americas
* Bezalel Ashkenazi, (" Shittah Mekubetzet"), 16th century Talmudist
* Yair Bacharach, ("Havvot Yair"), 17th century German Talmudist
* Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (RaMaK) 16th century Holy Land Kabbalistic scholar
* Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi, ("Bet Hillel"), 17th century Lithuanian scholar
* Samuel Edels, ("Mahrsha"), 16th century Talmudist
* Kalonymus Haberkasten 16th century Polish rabbi; Rosh Yeshiva of many great Rishonim
* David HaLevi Segal,("Taz")16th century Halakhist, major commentatry on the Shulchan Aruch
* Abraham Cohen de Herrera(RabACH), 16th Century Kabbalist and Philosopher Spanish and Portuguese Jews
* Isaiah Horowitz ("Shlah") 16th century Kabbalist and Author - Eastern Europe and Israel
* Moshe Isserles, ("Rema"), 16th century Polish legal scholar, author of "Ha-mappah" (component of the Shulchan Aruch)
* Yosef Karo, ("Mechaber"), 16th century Spanish and Land of Israel legal codifier of the Shulchan Aruch - code of Torah Law
* Meir ben Isaac and his son Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen of Padua.
* Meir of Lublin, ("Maharam"), 16th century Posek and Talmudist
* Isaac Luria, ("Ari"), 16th century Holy Land mystic, founder of Lurianic Kabbalah
* Solomon Luria, ("Maharshal"), 16th century Posek and Talmudist
* Menasseh Ben Israel, 17th century Dutch rabbi and advocate of resettlement in England
* Shalom Shachna, 16th century Polish Talmudist; Rosh Yeshiva of several great Rishonim
* Judah Low ben Bezalel, ("Maharal"), 16th century Prague mystic and Talmudist
* Obadiah ben Jacob Sforno, ("Sforno"), 16th century Italian scholar and rationalist
* Sforno, 15th, 16th, and 17th century family of Italian Torah scholars and philosophers
* Shlomo Ephraim Luntschitz, 16th-17th century Torah commentator
* Hayyim ben Joseph Vital, 16th Kabbalist
* Mordecai Yoffe ("Levush") , 16th-17th century Polish rabbi, codifier of halakha

Rabbis: 18th century

* Chaim Joseph David Azulai ("Hida"), Sephardi rabbi and bibliographer
* Raphael Berdugo, rabbi in Meknes
* Haim Isaac Carigal, rabbi in Newport, Rhode Island in 1773 who became great influence on Reverend Ezra Stiles, and therefore on Yale University
* Dovber of Mezritch, ("Maggid"), 18th century Eastern European mystic, primary disciple of the "Baal Shem Tov"
* Elijah ben Solomon (the Vilna Gaon or "Gra"), 18th century Talmudist and mystic, Lithuanian leader of the "Mitnagdim", opponent of Hasidim
* Jacob Emden, 18th century German Talmudist and mystic
* Israel ben Eliezer, ("Baal Shem Tov"), 18th century mystic, founder of Hasidic Judaism
* Aaron Hart, Chief rabbi of Great Britain
* David Hassine, Moroccan Jewish poet
* Yechezkel Landau, ("Noda Bihudah"), 18th century Posek and Talmudist
* Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, ("Ramchal"), 18th century Italian ethicist, philosopher, and mystic.
* Hart Lyon, Chief rabbi of Great Britain
* David Nieto, English rabbi
* Isaac Nieto, English rabbi
* Shneur Zalman of Liadi, ("Alter Rebbe of Chabad"), 18th century mystic and Talmudist, founder of Chabad Hasidism and first Chabad "Rebbe"
* Akiva Eiger, 18th century Talmudist, and communal leader
* Elimelech of Lizhensk, ("Noam Elimelech") 18th century Polish mystic and Hasid
* Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, ("Kedushas Leivi") 18th century Polish Hassidic Leader
* Shalom Sharabi, Yemenite rabbi and Kabbalist

Orthodox rabbis

:"See Orthodox Judaism".

Orthodox rabbis: 19th century

* Barnett Abrahams, dayan, Principal of Jews' College, London
* Nathan Marcus Adler, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire
* Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter "Sfas Emes" Gerrer Rebbe
* Benjamin Artom, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews
* Salomon Berdugo 19th century Rabbi in Meknes
* Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin, ("Netziv" ; "Ha'emek Davar") 19th century head of Volozhin yeshiva in Lithuania
* Avrohom Bornsztain, ("Avnei Nezer"), first Sochatchover Rebbe
* Zvi Hirsch Chajes ("Maharatz Chayes") Galician Talmudic scholar
* Yosef Chayim, the Ben Ish Hai, Iraqi halakhist and preacher
* Yehoshua Leib Diskin, Rabbi in Shklov, Brisk and Jerusalem
* Yechiel Michel Epstein, ("Aruch ha-Shulchan") 19th-20th century halakhist and "posek" (decisor)
* Jacob Ettlinger, 19th century German scholar and opponent of Reform
* Moshe Shmuel Glasner, ("Dor Revi'i") 19th-20th century talmudist, chief rabbi of Klausenburg, a founder of Mizrahi
* Jacob of Lissa Galician Halakhist
* Azriel Hildesheimer, 19th century German rabbi and philosopher
* Samson Raphael Hirsch, 19th century German rabbi, founder of the "Torah im Derech Eretz" movement
* Solomon Herschell, 19th century British Chief Rabbi
* Malbim, Meir Lob ben Jehiel Michael, ("The Malbim"), 19th century Russian preacher and scholar
* "Pele Yoetz", Rabbi Eliezer Papo, Rabbi of the community of Selestria, Bulgaria
* Raphael Meldola, Sephardic rabbi in London
* Frederick de Sola Mendes, Sephardic rabbi in London and America
* Nachman of Breslov, ("Rebbe Nachman"), 19th century Ukrainian Hasidic "Rebbe" and mystic
* Yisrael Lipkin Salanter, 19th century Lithuanian ethicist and moralist
* Dovber Schneuri, second "Rebbe" of Chabad
* Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, ("Tzemach Tzedek"), third "Rebbe" of Lubavitch
* Shmuel Schneersohn, 19th century Russian fourth "Rebbe" of Lubavitch
* Yaakov Chaim Sofer, Baghdadi rabbi, author of "Kaf ha-Chaim"
* Moses Sofer, ("Chatam Sofer") 19th century Hungarian rabbi
* Chaim Soloveitchik ("Brisker Rov" 19th century Eastern European rabbi
* Abraham b. Eliezer Lipman Liechtenstein Rabbi of Plotsk

Orthodox rabbis: 20th century

Chareidi leaders

* Yehezkel Abramsky, author of "Chazon Yehezkel"
* Yisrael Abuhatzeira, 20th century Kabbalist
* Avrohom Blumenkrantz, posek and kashrut authority
* Shmuel Bornsztain, "Shem Mishmuel", Second Sochatchover Rebbe
* Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, ("Michtav Me'Eliyahu") 20th century religious philosopher and ethicist
* Baruch Epstein, ("Torah Temimah"), 20th century Lithuanian Torah commentator
* Moshe Mordechai Epstein, (" Levush Mordechai"), 20th century Talmudist and co-head of Slabodka Yeshiva
* Moshe Feinstein, ("Igrot Moshe"), 20th century Russian-American legal scholar and Talmudist
* Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, ("Kerem HaTzvi"), 20th century author, leader and renowned scholar
* Nosson Tzvi Finkel, ("Alter" / "Sabba"), early 20th century founder of Slabodka Yeshiva, Lithuania. Disciples opened major yeshivas in US and Israel
* Rogatchover Gaon (Rav Yosef Rosen), Talmudist and Hasidic leader
* Boruch Greenfeld, ("Reb Boruch Hermenshtater"), 20th century Hasidic mystic and scholar, author of "Ohel Boruch"
* Yitzchok Hutner, ("Pachad Yitzchok"), 20th century European-born, American and Israeli Rosh Yeshiva
* Yisrael Meir Kagan, ("Chofetz Chaim"), 20th century Polish legalist and moralist
* Aryeh Kaplan, ("Living Torah") 20th century writer and mystic
* Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz, ("Chazon Ish") 20th century Haredi leader in Israel
* Aharon Kotler, 20th century Lithuanian scholar, founder of Lakewood Yeshiva in US
* Chaim Kreiswirth, long-time Chief Rabbi of Antwerp (Belgium)
* Isser Zalman Meltzer, renowned Lithuanian Rosh Yeshiva
* Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, ("Mr. Mendlowitz") 20th century European-born head of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath in the US
* Shulem Moshkovitz, Hasidic rebbe in London
* Chanoch Dov Padwa, ("Cheishev Ho'ephod"), rabbinical head of UOHC, London
* Sholom Dovber Schneersohn, 20th century Russian fifth "Rebbe" of Lubavitch
* Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, 20th century sixth "Rebbe" of Lubavitch
* Menachem Mendel Schneerson, ("Lubavitcher Rebbe"), 20th century Hasidic mystic and scholar, seventh Chabad "Rebbe"
* Joseph ben Yehuda Leib Shapotshnick, 20th century British rabbi
* Shimon Shkop, famed Rosh Yeshiva in Telz and Grodno
* Meir Simcha of Dvinsk, ("Ohr Sameiach" ; "Meshech Chochmah") Lithuanian-Latvian Talmudist and communal leader
* Joel Teitelbaum, ("Satmar Rebbe"), 20th century Hasidic Hungarian-American "rebbe" known for anti-Zionism
* Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl, ("Min HaMeitzar") 20th century European scholar involved in rescue efforts during the Holocaust

Modern rabbis

* Hermann Adler, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire
* Meir Berlin, ("Bar Ilan") 20th century religious Zionist leader
* Eliezer Berkovits Talmudic scholar and philosopher
* Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth
* Isidore Epstein, Principal of Jews' College, London
* Moses Gaster, "Haham" of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Britain
* Sir Hermann Gollancz, British rabbi and professor
* Meir Kahane, American-Israeli rabbi, Jewish leader and Knesset member, assassinated in New York by Egyptian terrorist El Sayyid Nosair. Founder of the American Jewish Defense League and the Israeli Kach party.
* Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane, Israeli leader of Kahane Chai party
* Yisrael Ariel is the founder of the Temple Institute, from the liberators of the Western Wall in the Six-Day War.
* Joseph H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire
* Shmuel Yitzchak Hillman, British rabbi and dayan
* Moses Hyamson, British rabbi
* Abraham Isaac Kook, 20th century philosopher and mystic, first chief rabbi of Palestine
* Immanuel Jakobovits, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, medical ethicist
* Moses Mescheloff, Miami Beach and Chicago, Modern Orthodox Religious Zionist Rabbi
* Chalom Messas, chief Rabbi of Morocco and Jerusalem
* David Messas, chief Rabbi of Paris.
* Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth
* David Silverman, Outreach Rabbi with the Atlanta Scholars Kollel
* Simeon Singer, editor of the United Synagogue prayer book
* Joseph Soloveitchik, 20th century European-born Talmudist and philosopher
* Selig Starr, Chicago Rabbi

Orthodox rabbis: Contemporary

Haredi

* Gerrer Rebbes, ("Gerrer"), Polish Hasidic dynasty now in Israel, followers also in the US and UK
* Vizhnitzer Rebbes, ("Vizhnitzer"), Romanian dynasty of Hasidic "rebbes" in Israel and the US
* Shlomo Amar, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel
* Arie Zeev Raskin, Chief Rabbi of Cyprus
* Meir Brandsdorfer, member of the Badatz (rabbinical court) of the Edah HaChareidis
* Yosef Sholom Eliashiv, Israeli rabbi and a rabbinical leader of the chareidi world
* Menachem Genack, OU
* Yitzchak Kadouri, leading 20th century Kabbalist (deceased)
* Yaakov Kamenetsky, rabbinical leader and educationalist
* Nissim Karelitz, respected Israeli chareidi leader
* Yona Metzger, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel
* Israel Meir Lau, former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel and current Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv
* Shlomo Miller, head of the Toronto Kollel and recognized world authority of Jewish law
* Avigdor Nebenzahl, Chief Rabbi of the old city of Jerusalem
* Yissachar Dov Rokeach (II), Belzer Rebbe
* Moshe Sacks, posek.
* Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, dean of Torah Ohr Yeshiva, Jerusalem
* Bezalel Rudinsky, dean of Yeshivas Ohr Reuven, Wesley Hills, N.Y.
* Adin Steinsaltz, 21st century Israeli Talmud scholar and philosopher
* Moshe Teitelbaum, Satmar Rebbe (deceased)
* Ovadia Yosef, 21st century Iraqi-Israeli former Israel Sephardic Chief Rabbi, legal scholar, "de facto" leader of Sephardic Jewry
* Amnon Yitzhak, leading Yemenite "baal teshuva Rabbi" in Israel

Hardal

* Mordechai Eliyahu - former Sephardic Chief Rabbi
* Avraham Shapira - former Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the head of Mercaz haRav yeshiva
* Dov Lior - rabbi of Hebron
* Moshe Mordechai haCohen Taub -rabbi of Buffalo Jewish community and director of the city Vaad, prolific writer

Modern Orthodox

* Benjamin Blech, author
* Levi Brackman, British-born rabbi
* David Bar Hayim, founder of Machon Ben Yishai, Proponent of Nusach Eretz Yisrael [http://www.torahlight.com]
* Mordechai Breuer, Israeli rabbi, descendant of Samson Raphael Hirsch
* Barry Freundel, rabbi of Kesher Israel congregation in Washington DC.
* Mark Dratch, Instructor of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University and founder of JSafe
*James Kennard, British educationalist
* Norman Lamm, 20th century American modern Orthodox thinker, head of Yeshiva University
* Aharon Lichtenstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion, and Rosh Kollel of Yeshiva University's Gruss Kollel.
* Yosef Mendelevitch former Soviet "Refusenik" and Zionist activist
* Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Israel
* Hershel Schachter, leading posek for the modern orthodox community.
* Andrew Shaw, British rabbi and youth leader
* Zvi Sobolofsky, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University and rabbi of Ohr Hatorah in Bergenfield, New Jersey
* Joseph Telushkin, author.
* Moshe David Tendler, son-in-law of Moshe Feinstein, and noted bioethist.
* Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University, prominent Posek for the Modern Orthodox community.
* Benjamin Yudin, rabbi of Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn, New Jersey
* Dov Zakheim, non-practicing modern Orthodox rabbi, economic and political leader in US government

See also article Modern Orthodox for a list of rabbis.

Conservative rabbis

:"See: Conservative Judaism".

Conservative rabbis: 19th century

* Zecharias Frankel, 19th century critical historian, founder of the "Positive Historical" school, the progenitor of Conservative Judaism.
* Yosef Guttmann, 19th century Polish rabbi
* Levi Herzfeld, 19th century German rabbi, proponent of moderate reform
* Nachman Krochmal, 19th century Austrian philosopher and historian

Conservative rabbis: 20th century

* Abraham Joshua Heschel, 20th century Conservative Judaism philosopher and scholar of Hasidism
* Solomon Schechter, 20th century scholar and a founder of Conservative Judaism
* Saul Lieberman, 20th century rabbi and scholar
* Marshall Meyer, 20th century American Conservative rabbi and human rights activist, founded a Rabbinical school and synagogue in Argentina
* Louis Finkelstein, 20th century Conservative Talmud scholar
* Louis Ginzberg, 20th century American Conservative Talmud scholar
* Wolfe Kelman, 20th century Canadian Conservative rabbi
* Robert Gordis, 20th century leader in Conservative Judaism
* Abraham Millgram, 20th century American Conservative rabbi and author
* Isaac Klein, 20th century American Conservative rabbi and scholar
* Samuel Schafler, 20th century American Conservative rabbi and historian

Conservative rabbis: Contemporary

* Bradley Shavit Artson, Conservative rabbi, Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University, author, speaker, and theologian
* Menachem Creditor, Conservative rabbi, activist, and founder of the Shefa Network
* Elliot N. Dorff, Conservative rabbi and bioethicist
* Neil Gillman, Conservative philosopher and theologian
* David Golinkin - Masorti rabbi and halakhist
* Joshua Hammerman, Conservative rabbi of Temple Beth El in Stamford, Connecticut
* Jules Harlow, 20th century Conservative Judaism liturgist
* Louis Jacobs - Founder of the Masorti movement in the United Kingdom, theologian
* William E. Kaufman - Advocate of process theology
* Harold Kushner, 21st century American Conservative rabbi, theologian, and popular writer
* William H. Lebeau, Conservative rabbi and Dean of Rabbinical School at Jewish Theological Seminary
* Aaron L. Mackler, Conservative rabbi and bioethicist
* Jacob Neusner, Conservative trained scholar and prolific writer
* Daniel Nevins, Dean of JTS Rabbinical School and author of inclusive teshuvah on homosexuality in Judaism.
* Paula Reimers
* Joel Roth, Conservative scholar and rabbi
* Ismar Schorsch, Conservative educator and leader
* Harold M. Schulweis, Conservative rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA and founder of the Jewish World Watch
* Alan Silverstein, Conservative rabbi of [http://www.agudath.org Congregation Agudath Israel] in Caldwell, New Jersey and former President of the Rabbinical Assembly
* Arnold Stiebel, Conservative rabbi and author
* Gordon Tucker, Conservative rabbi and leader
* Stewart Vogel, Conservative rabbi of Temple Aliyah, Woodland Hills, CA
* David Wolpe, Conservative rabbi of Temple Sinai in Los Angeles, California

Conservative rabbinical organizations

*Rabbinical Assembly
*United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
*Committee on Jewish Law and Standards


=Union for Traditional Judaism=
* David Weiss Halivni, Hungarian-American Talmudist of Union for Traditional Judaism (UTJ)

Reform rabbis

:"See Reform Judaism".

Reform rabbis: 19th century

* Samuel Adler, 19th century German-American rabbi of Temple Emanu-El
* Emil Hirsch, 19th century American Reform rabbi and scholar
* David Einhorn, 19th century American Reform rabbi
* Samuel Hirsch, 19th century German-American philosopher of the Reform Movement
* Abraham Geiger, 19th century German Reform ideologist
* Samuel Holdheim, 19th century German rabbi and founder of classic German Reform Judaism
* Leopold Zunz, 19th century German scholar, founded "Science of Judaism" school
* Isaac Mayer Wise, American Reform rabbi

Reform rabbis: 20th century

* Paula Ackerman, 20th century Reform rabbi (first woman to perform rabbinical functions in the United States, not ordained)
* Leo Baeck, 20th century Reform rabbi
* Lionel Blue, British rabbi, writer and broadcaster
* Julia Neuberger, British Reform rabbi
* Sally Priesand, 20th century Reform rabbi, first ordained female rabbi in the United States
* Abba Hillel Silver, 20th century Reform rabbi and Zionist leader
* Gabriel Farhi, 20th century French Reform rabbi and broadcaster.
* Stephen S. Wise, 20th century Reform rabbi and Zionist activist
* Arnold Stiebel, 20th century rabbi and author
* Laszlo Berkowitz, 20th century Reform rabbi, Temple Rodef Shalom
* Gunther Plaut, 20th century Reform rabbi and author, Holy Blossom Temple
*Maurice Davis, 20th century Reform rabbi, past Chairman, President's Commission on Equal Opportunity
*Susan Abramson, Reform Rabbi, Shalom Emeth, Burlington, MA, one of the first 50 women rabbis. Author of the Rabbi Rocketpower children book series.

Reform rabbinical organizations

*Union for Reform Judaism
*Central Conference of American Rabbis
* [http://www.reformjudaism.org.uk Movement for Reform Judaism (UK)]

Reconstructionist rabbis

:"See: Reconstructionist Judaism".

Reconstructionist rabbis: 20th century

* Mordecai Kaplan, 20th century founder of the Reconstructionist movement in America

Reconstructionist rabbis: Contemporary

* Carol Harris-Shapiro, modern author
* Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Other rabbis

"See Jewish Renewal" ; "Humanistic Judaism"
* Capers C. Funnye Jr. first African-American member of the Chicago Board of Rabbis [" [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/us/16rabbi.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=funnye&st=nyt&oref=slogin Black Rabbi Reaches Out to Mainstream of His Faith] ", Nikko Kopel, "New York Times", March 16, 2008]
* Michael Lerner founder/editor of Tikkun magazine
* Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, leader of the "Jewish Renewal" movement
* Sherwin Wine, US founder of "Society for Humanistic Judaism"
* Itzhak Yehoshua, Chief Rabbi of Bukharian Jewish Community in USA & Canada

References

External links

Orthodox

* [http://www.ou.org/about/judaism/rabbis/default.htm List of leaders] , Orthodox Union
* [http://www.famousrabbis.com Famous Rabbis] , famousrabbis.com
* [http://www.chabad.org/library/archive/LibraryArchive.asp?AID=111828 Gallery of Our Great] , chabad.org
* [http://www.tzemachdovid.org/gedolim/index._alphabetical.html Biographies of Gedolim] , tzemachdovid.org
* [http://chaburas.org/ Mini-Biographies of Gedolim ] , chaburas.org
* [http://www.lookstein.org/resources/bionotes.pdf Cross-referenced Notes on Rishonim and Acharonim] (PDF)

Conservative

* [http://www.e-bski.org/history.html Benson Skoff, 20th century Conservative rabbi]

Pan-denominational

* [http://www.kolel.org/pages/parasha/commentator.html#CommentatorBios Torah Commentator Biographies] , kolel.org
* [http://www.torahproductions.com/commentators.jsp List of Commentators] , torahproductions.com
* [http://hsf.bgu.ac.il/cjt/files/electures/gloss.htm E-Lectures Glossary]
* [http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic RavSIG (Genealogy of Rabbinic families)]

African-American

* [http://www.bethshalombz.org/academy.html List of Black Rabbis in America] affiliated with the Israelite Board of Rabbis


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