Stewart. Piven. Johanssohn.
Baron Cohen. Streisand. Wiesel. Foxman.
Wait a minute…what?
It’s not the “50 Sexiest Jews Alive”?
Membership in the 50 doesn’t mean that the Forward endorses what these individuals do or say. We’ve chosen them because they are doing and saying things that are making a difference in the way American Jews, for better or worse, view the world and themselves. Not all these people have put their energies into the traditional frameworks of Jewish community life, but they all have embodied the spirit of Jewish action as it is emerging in America, and all of them have left a mark.
Oh. That makes more sense.
Wanna see the whole list and the reasons those people were selected? Yeah, good luck. So do we. But when we went to the website, we received “website maintenance” messages. Hopefully, it’ll all be fixed by the time I wake up tomorrow. In the interim, mazal tov to the winners, including Roger “I Heart Jewlicious” Bennett, Lynn Schusterman (ROI 120, Leading Up and various other activities) and others I’m going to get in trouble for leaving out.
But what about you, gentle readers…who would make your top five of people who make a difference in your world, Jewish or otherwise? (This could be food for thought as a rhetorical exercise, or you could run with it. Totally up to you.)
Layla/boker tov, y’all.
Note from CK: Click here for the Forward Article. Thanks to Aram from the Forward for the graciously provided correct link, and no thanks to Gossamer for being such a dick. Our monkeys/IT department have feelings you know.