Meir Kahane

1932 - 1990

Meir Kahane

Rabbi Meir David HaKohen Kahane (; Hebrew: רבי מאיר דוד הכהן כהנא ; August 1, 1932 – November 5, 1990) was an Israeli-American ordained Orthodox rabbi, writer, and ultra-nationalist politician who served one term in Israel's Knesset. His legacy continues to influence militant and far-right political groups active today in Israel.Kahane publicized his "Kahanism" ideology, which he claimed was simply Torah Judaism based on halakha (Jewish law), through published works, weekly articles, speeches, debates on college campuses and in synagogues throughout the United States, and appearances on various televised programs and radio shows. He was an intense advocate for Jewish causes, such as organizing defense squads and patrols in Jewish neighborhoods and demanding for the Soviet Union to "release its oppressed Jews". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meir Kahane has received more than 989,534 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,229th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Meir Kahane ranks 4,206 out of 14,801Before him are Michael Hainisch, Eduard Limonov, Eleanor of Alburquerque, Paolo Gentiloni, Maeda Toshiie, and Muzio Attendolo Sforza. After him are Al-Muhtadi, Emperor Zhaozong of Tang, Mark Rutte, Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Felix Kersten, and Mithridates I of Pontus.

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Among people born in 1932, Meir Kahane ranks 82Before him are Alan Bean, Thomas Klestil, Stuart Hall, Pier Angeli, Fernando Arrabal, and Corry Brokken. After him are Quino, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Charly Gaul, Joe Zawinul, Michael Smith, and Sonny Liston. Among people deceased in 1990, Meir Kahane ranks 44Before him are Edward A. Murphy Jr., Art Blakey, Rex Harrison, Ivan Serov, Yiannis Ritsos, and Sergio Corbucci. After him are Ugo Tognazzi, Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Lawrence Durrell, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Dexter Gordon, and Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Meir Kahane ranks 1,356 out of 12,171Before him are Jackie Coogan (1914), Karen Grassle (1942), Meat Loaf (1947), Laura Bush (1946), Frank Borman (1928), and Norman Mailer (1923). After him are Patrick Dempsey (1966), Vannevar Bush (1890), Lita Grey (1908), Christina Aguilera (1980), Eva Marie Saint (1924), and John R. Bolton (1948).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Meir Kahane ranks 98Before him are George Clinton (1739), Tecumseh (1768), Aaron Burr (1756), Andrew Dickson White (1832), William Walker (1824), and Conrad Hilton (1887). After him are Paul P. Harris (1868), Charles G. Dawes (1865), Caroline Kennedy (1957), Ron Paul (1935), Rudy Giuliani (1944), and Edith Wilson (1872).