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April 2, 2012 10:15 am

Daily Beast/Newsweek Releases Top 50 Rabbis List

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Ranked at number 1, conservative Rabbi David Wolpe.

Daily Beast- It’s that time of year again—when Jews around the world gather at seder tables to recount the Exodus, slurp matzoh-ball soup, argue about Mideast policy, and debate the rationale for Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s 50 most influential rabbis of the year.

Okay, maybe this annual rundown is not required reading at every seder, but after five years of doing this round-up, we do know that Jewish professionals pay attention to it, even if it’s the kind of attention that sometimes arouses harsh criticism, even contempt.

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