Well the Forward 50 is up. And it’s pretty lame. Rahm Emanuel? Ruth Bader Ginsberg? Adam Sandler?
It really looks like they put a lot of time and thought into this process.
Now that doesn’t mean that there aren’t good people on the list such as MyJewishLearning contributors Jill Jacobs and Mik Moore.Â But none of the inclusions were surprising or controversial. And the profiles did little to add to the public knowledge of the people. Do we really need more lists?
Many of my peers in the Jewish world still aspire to be on one of these lists of cool, influential Jews some day. But I gave up on that dream a long time ago.