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Michael Shapiro
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978-0806514925
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Citadel; First Edition edition (December 28, 1993)
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It was the first book of Hart, which was reprinted in 1992 with revisions.

It was the first book of Hart, which was reprinted in 1992 with revisions. It is a ranking of the 100 people who, according to Hart, most influenced human history.

Ranked list of the 100 most influential Jews of all time, according .

The book features excellent essays about each individual listed, noting accomplishments and discussion each person's influence. The rankings listed here do not represent the opinions of Adherents. From the introduction

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In 1978, when Michael Hart's controversial book The 100 was first published, critics objected that Hart had the nerve not only to select who he thought were the most influential . TIME: The 100 Most Influential People of All Time.

In 1978, when Michael Hart's controversial book The 100 was first published, critics objected that Hart had the nerve not only to select who he thought were the most influential people in history, but also to rank them according to their importance. Needless to say, the critics were wrong, and to date over 60,000 copies of the book have sold. Hart believed that in the intervening years the influence of some of his original selections had grown or lessened and that new names loomed large on the world stage.

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  • the choices and particular information were to an extent acceptable however they still left much to be included. Still readable.

  • Makes you proud to be Jewish! Unquote....

  • To begin with, we must observe on important factor:
    Who is this Michael Shapiro fellow?
    He is not a well known author or historian. We can assume that one day the idea popped in his head, "why don't a write a book called The Jewish 100!"

    Of course, there are many interesting people described: some known, some not. But the ranking is just painful.
    There is such a ridiculous combination of the "most influential Jews of all time". There are biblical Jews, scholars, sages, etc; there are Jews like Jesus for example who began Christianity; there are completely irreligious Jews who nobody ever heard of anyway; there are Zionists, and on and on.

    To rank a hundred such personalities would be a formidable task for the greatest historian, let alone some Shapiro person who, according to "about the author", knows about nothing but music.

    But then there is another serious flaw: not who is a Jew, but who is influential? There are of course many famous and extremely influential Jewish minds, such as Moses, Marx, Einstein, Jesus, Freud, and more - but Shapiro runs short of 100. Though, if he were a real historian or at least more competent in history class, he may have got 100 names: but he includes scores of musicians, actors, and even athletes that are neither influential nor known.

    Thus Shapiro has flopped considerably in two areas: ranking, and choice of people. Historically, this book is of no interest: however you may seek to borrow it if you are researching one of the 100. Its definitely not worth buying as it doesn't live up to its title (except maybe for kids).

  • Shapiro's broad sweeping work contains rankings of those whom he considers the top 100 Jewish thinkers and movers of western civilization. His book is not designed to be a detailed analysis of these lives but instead, a snap shot commentary on how each individual impacted their area of expertise that influenced their Jewish community and the world. The rankings of course are subjective and arbitrary and are not that helpful as to why one person's contributions is ranked higher than another.
    One must remember that this work is not an intellectual tome but a nice easy to read book to see who's who in the Jewish world. This work contains many flaws and arouses some serious questions.
    1. Very few women are contained in the book. Are we to assume that Jewish women on the whole had very little impact in the western world?
    2. Shapiro is a great apologist for Christianity as he glosses over the negative impact of that religion upon Judism. Granted Jesus, Mary, Saul and Judas were Jews but the religion that was spawned from them resulted in a negative impact on Jews world wide. Christians baited Jews as Christ killers, forced conversions upon Jews (inquisition) and through their silence allowed the extermination of 6 million Jews.
    3. One of the most important questions is how does one determine who is a Jew? Although many of the names are famous, some were of mixed marriages ( Proust, Bohr, etc.) where Judism was absent in their lives and they converted to Christianity. Also included were those who denied their heritage or were non-practicing. Should they have been included regardless of their Jewish background?
    In any case this book is a good resource book for young teenagers, young adults and other people who wasnt a broad survey of Jews who impacted upon western civilization

  • We live in a world in which there are two billion Christians and around thirteen million Jews. We live in a world after the Holocaust where more than one- third of the Jewish people were murdered. We also live in a world in which the Jewish people are presently under attack from a radical Islamic fundamentalism aimed at destroying the Jewish state of Israel. We live in a world in which thousands of Christian missionaries feel that it is more important to convert the thirteen million Jews than it is to work either on themselves, or on the other four billion people of the planet who are neither Christians or Jews.All this being the case it seems to me that the author had a duty to write a work that would strengthen Jewish identity and peoplehood, and not make it more questionable. Thus it seems to me completely insensitive of the author to put so many founders of Christianity as 'most influential Jews' I think that they belong rather in a book called ' Most Influential Christians'.

    Secondly, does it really make much sense to put the creators of Superman in a book with Biblical figures?

    Jewish history ( a third point)is filled with remarkable figures who make some of the American pop figures the author chooses small and insignificant.

    The author, it seems to me, might better have done a book on the them ( Jews who have done the most good for their own people.)

  • Interesting, but incredibly subjective. I almost think Adam Sandler would make as good a list (in fact, I believe he has.

  • Well, objectively speaking, I must say I think Jesus had quite a greater impact on history than Moses, but we won't quibble: they're both awesome figures by anyone's measure. I recommend this book to all Jews & Gentiles who need to think through the tremendous contributions of the Hebrew race to all areas of human civilization. I can easily conclude, after going through this remarkable list, that some "special blessing" rests upon the children of Israel. May their tribe increase forever.
    Len Hummel (a Gentile Judeo-Christian)