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November 11, 2007

Forward 50: You might actually know one of them

The Jewish Daily Forward released its annual list of the 50 most influential American Jews.

Each year, I play the "how many of these people do I recognize" game. I think I'd heard of 13 last year. Now, let's see.
I think that's 19 this year.

Note: I'm only writing down the names of people I recognize.

Mukasey? Check.
Do I count Rogen and Apatow as one? No, two.
Sheldon Adelson? Check.
Waxman? Check.
Bloomberg? Check.

At this point, you probably want me to stop listing people whose names I've recognized. What else am I going to do, my homework? No.

Jimmy Delshad? Check.
Dershowitz? Check.
Soros? Check.
Yoffie? Check.
Arnold Eisen? Check.
Foxman? Check.
Gutow? Check.
Tarsy? Check.
Messinger? Check.
Spektor? Check.
Chabon? Check.
Steinhardt? Check.
Robert Aronson? Check. You might actually know Robert Aronson if you're from the Detroit area.

Amazingly, I only had to include three first names with the last names. The other 16 last names are pretty recognizable.

Posted by irobi at November 11, 2007 09:11 PM


The real question is: When will the Shmooze hotdog cart operators make it onto this list for the revoluation in campus cuisine?
Damn it.

Posted by: irobi at November 11, 2007 11:26 PM

Miller, #51 (oh well, there's always next year)

Cross post: Forward 50

Posted by: rabbijam at January 30, 2008 09:20 PM

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