Thursday, June 30th | 2 Tammuz 5782

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


Dovid Katz

Scholar and author

One of the world’s leading scholars of the Yiddish language, Brooklyn-born professor Dovid Katz has been based in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius – formerly Vilna – for over 20 years. The editor of Defending History – a website dedicated to combating the political manipulation of the Holocaust and preserving Jewish life in eastern Europe – Katz effectively combines the roles of academic and advocate. His most recent campaign, extensively covered by The Algemeiner during 2020, involves countering Lithuanian government plans to construct a convention center on the grounds of the historic Jewish cemetery in Vilnius, where thousands of Vilna Jewish citizens still lie buried. A frequent media commentator and broadcaster, Katz has previously taught at Yale and Oxford Universities. (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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Eugene Kontorovich

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