Mordecai Kaplan

1881 - 1983

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Mordecai Menahem Kaplan (June 11, 1881 – November 8, 1983), was an American rabbi, writer, Jewish educator, professor, theologian, activist, and religious leader who founded the influential Reconstructionist movement in Judaism along with his son-in-law Ira Eisenstein.Kaplan was a "towering figure" in the recent history of Judaism, contending that Judaism should be a unifying and creative force by stressing the cultural and historical character of the religion as well as theological doctrine and adapting it to modern society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mordecai Kaplan has received more than 170,395 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Mordecai Kaplan is the 3,749th most popular writer (up from 3,870th in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Lithuania and the 13th most popular Lithuanian Writer.

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Among writers, Mordecai Kaplan ranks 3,749 out of 5,794Before him are Gaito Gazdanov, Jakob Hurt, Gabriela Zapolska, Tomás de Iriarte y Oropesa, Amir Hamzah, and Adrienne Clarkson. After him are Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, Alphonse de Châteaubriant, Frédéric Dard, Francesco Mario Pagano, Norman Spinrad, and Apollon Maykov.

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Among people born in 1881, Mordecai Kaplan ranks 126Before him are Curt Haase, Daniel Jones, August Hlond, Harry Edwin Wood, Dora Boothby, and Eugen Bolz. After him are Patrick Ryan, Henri Dentz, Arkady Averchenko, Aleksandr Gerasimov, Eleanor Farjeon, and Lewis Fry Richardson. Among people deceased in 1983, Mordecai Kaplan ranks 134Before him are John Bodkin Adams, Maurice Bishop, Musine Kokalari, Mary Renault, Arvīds Pelše, and Louise Weiss. After him are José Iraragorri, Mykola Bazhan, Gunnar Thoroddsen, Bart Bok, Harry James, and Émile Veinante.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Mordecai Kaplan ranks 91 out of 235Before him are Mark Antokolsky (1843), Grigory Gershuni (1870), Francišak Bahuševič (1840), Phoebus Levene (1869), Maironis (1862), and Antanas Baranauskas (1835). After him are Sigitas Tamkevičius (1938), Šarūnas Jasikevičius (1976), Žemaitė (1845), Gediminas Kirkilas (1951), Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė (1963), and Justinas Marcinkevičius (1930).

Among WRITERS In Lithuania

Among writers born in Lithuania, Mordecai Kaplan ranks 13Before him are Vincas Kudirka (1858), Branislaw Tarashkyevich (1892), Tomas Venclova (1937), Vydūnas (1868), Francišak Bahuševič (1840), and Antanas Baranauskas (1835). After him are Žemaitė (1845), Justinas Marcinkevičius (1930), Jurgis Baltrušaitis (1873), Osip Senkovsky (1800), Georgy Ivanov (1894), and Jurga Ivanauskaitė (1961).