A year ago, when Newsweek’s Top 50 Rabbis list came out, I commented upon how statistically inaccurate and methodologically unsound it was. Having taken two sessions of statistics during a grad school course more than 15 years ago, I am better suited to critique. Moreover, I have already done the research.
So here’s my response to the Top 50 Rabbi’s List.
Read it and weep, you self-serving amateur pollsters, you.
By the way, #1 Rabbi, David Saperstein, was a mentor of mine and was and is amazing!