THE TOP FIVE

Meet the top five American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.

Sheldon Adelson

Hate him or love him, no one can deny the impact Sheldon Adelson had this year.

Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman electrified the world by dancing ‘Hava Nagila’ to an Olympic gold.

Philip Glass

At 75, Philip Glass is one of America’s most important — and prolific — composers.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is as close as anyone to being the voice of a generation.

David Zwiebel

Rabbi David Zwiebel lifted the public profile of the devoutly Orthodox.

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