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The Most Popular Israeli Rabbis on Facebook


NRG has a ranking (Hebrew) of the most popular Israeli rabbis on Facebook. The ranking is based upon the number of followers and how much activity on the Facebook page. It should be emphasized that not all of these pages are maintained by the rabbis themselves, sometimes they are maintained by followers. There are also a number of rabbis with very active Facebook pages who are not on the list, but that I would recommend. The two that come to mind are the pages of Rabbis Benny Lau and Haim Navon, both of whom were included in the list of places 11-20. (HT)

A few observations about the list. Out of the top ten there is only one national-religious rabbi, Rabbi David Stav. Also, most of the rabbis are very active in kiruv, outreach to non-religious or newly religious Jews. The list is also important because many of the figures are unknown to 99.9 percent of diaspora Jews in addition to most Israelis.

Here is the list:

1. Rabbi Yitzhak Fanger
2. Rabbi Zamir Cohen
3. Rabbi Yossi Mizrahi
4. Rabbi Raphael Mamo
5. Rabbi David Stav
6. Rabbi Aharon Levy
7. Rabbi Avner Kavas
8. Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef
9. Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak
10. Rabbi Michael Lasri

2 Responses to “The Most Popular Israeli Rabbis on Facebook”

  1. 1

    R’ Yitzhak Fanger is probably also Ashkenazi (based on his last name). Why do you assume he’s Sefardi?

  2. 2
    Menachem Mendel:

    You may be correct, I thought that I had read this somewhere else. I’ll change it.




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