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Obama’s rabbi gets top honors from Newsweek

by Brad A. Greenberg

April 6, 2009 | 6:55 pm

Newsweek is back with its third-annual list of America’s top rabbi—and it’s with a new frontrunner: Rabbi David Saperstein of the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center. Here’s an excerpt from Jewish Journal’s story:

What mainly propelled Saperstein into the lead is his role as Washington insider, political powerbroker and friend of President Obama, said Jay Sanderson, CEO of JTN Productions and one of the three men who determine the rankings.

The complete list of 50 most influential rabbis can be found here.

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