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Pre-Mishnaic Rabbis (Zugot) [515 BCE – 70 CE]

Avtalyon Judah ben Tabbai
Gamaliel Nittai of Arbela
Hillel the Elder Shammai
Jose ben Joezer Shemaya
Jose ben Johanan Simeon ben Shetach
Joshua ben Perachyah

 

Mishnaic Rabbis (Tannaim) [70 CE – 200 CE]

Akiva Shimon bar Yochai
Eliezer ben Jose Shimon HaTzadik
Judah haNasi Rabbi Tarfon
Rabbi Meir Yohanan ben Zakkai

 

Talmudic Rabbis (Amoraim) [200 CE – 500 CE]

Abaye Rav Jonah
Abba Arika Rav Nachman
Abbahu Rav Papa
Hamnuna Rava
Hillel, son of Gamaliel III Ravina
Hillel II Ravina II
Judah II Resh Lakish
Judah III Shmuel (Talmud)
Rabbah bar Nahmani Yochanan
Rav Ashi

 

Middle Ages Rabbis (Geonim/Rishonim) [500 CE – 1500 CE]

Abba Mari Joseph Albo, (Sefer Ikkarim)
Abraham ben David of Posquières Joseph ibn Migash
Abraham ibn Ezra, (Even Ezra) Maimonides, Moshe Ben Maimon, (Rambam)
Amram Gaon Meir ben Samuel (RaM)
Asher ben Jehiel, (Rosh) Mordecai ben Hillel, (The Mordechai)
Chananel Ben Chushiel (Rabbeinu Chananel) Nahmanides, Moshe ben Nahman, (Ramban)
David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra (Radbaz) Nissim Ben Jacob (Rav Nissim Gaon)
Eleazar of Worms, (Sefer HaRokeach) Nissim of Gerona, (RaN)
Rabbenu Gershom Obadiah ben Abraham of Bertinoro, (Bartenura)
Gersonides, Levi ben Gershom, (Ralbag) Samuel ben Meri (Rashbam)
Hasdai Crescas, (Or Hashem) Solomon ben Yitzchak (Rashi)
Hillel ben Eliakim, (Rabbeinu Hillel) Saadia Gaon
Don Isaac Abravanel, (Abarbanel) Tosafists, (Tosfot)
Isaac Alfasi, (the Rif) Yehuda Halevi, (Kuzari)
Jacob ben Asher, (Baal ha-Turim ; Arbaah Turim)

 

16th through 17th Century Rabbis (Achraronim) [1500 CE – 1700 CE]

Isaac Abendana Judah Low ben Bezalel (Maharal)
Jacob Abendana Meir of Lublin (Maharam)
Isaac Aboab da Fonseca Shlomo Ephraim Luntschitz
Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (RaMaK) Isaac Luria (Ari)
Samuel Edels (Mahrsha) Solomon Luria (Maharshal)
David HaLevi Segal, (Taz) Shalom Shachna
Abraham Cohen de Herrera (RabACH) Sforno
Isaiah Horowitz (Shlah) Obadiah ben Jacob Sforno (Sforno)
Moshe Isserles (Rema) Mordecai Yoffe (Levush)
Yosef Karo (Mechaber)

 

18th Century Rabbis (Achraronim) [1700 CE – 1800 CE]

Aharon of Karlin (I) Hart Lyon
Chaim Joseph David Azulai (Hida) Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Ramchal)
Haim Isaac Carigal Shalom Sharabi
Dovber of Mezritch (Maggid) Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Alter Rebbe of Chabad)
Aaron Hart Yechezkel Landau (Noda Bihudah)
Israel ben Eliezer (Baal Shem Tov) Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev (Kedushas Leivi)

 

19th Century Rabbis (Achraronim) [1800 CE – 1900 CE]

Nathan Marcus Adler Emil Hirsch
Samuel Adler Samson Raphael Hirsch
Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter (Gerrer Rebbe) Samuel Hirsch
Moses Berlin Samuel Holdheim
Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin (Netziv) Nachman Krochmal
Avrohom Bornsztain (Avnei Nezer) Malbim (The Malbim)
Zvi Hirsch Chajes (Maharatz Chayes) Nachman of Breslov (Rebbe Nachman)
Yosef Chayim (Ben Ish Hai) Nathan of Breslov (Reb Noson)
David Einhorn Solomon Marcus Schiller-Szinessy
Yechiel Michel Epstein (Arukh ha-Shulkhan) Dovber Schneuri
Jacob Ettlinger Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (Tzemach Tzedek)
Zecharias Frankel Shmuel Schneersohn
Abraham Geiger Moses Sofer (Chatam Sofer)
Moshe Shmuel Glasner (Dor Revi’i) Chaim Soloveitchik
Chaim Yosef Gottlieb of Stropkov (Stropkover Rov) Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, (Beis Halevi)
Moshe Greenwald Isaac Mayer Wise
Levi Herzfeld Leopold Zunz

 

20th Century Rabbis (Achraronim) [1900 CE – 2000 CE]

Paula Ackerman Mordecai Kaplan
Hermann Adler Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz
Philip R. Alstat Isaac Klein
Yisrael Ariel Abraham Isaac Kook
Leo Baeck Albert L. Lewis
Meir Berlin Saul Lieberman
Shmuel Bornsztain Marshall Meyer
Deborah Brin Julia Neuberger
David Max Eichhorn Gunther Plaut
Ira Eisenstein Sally Priesand
Baruch Epstein Jonathan Sacks
Moshe Feinstein Murray Saltzman
Nosson Tzvi Finkel Samuel Schafler
Louis Finkelstein Solomon Schechter
Louis Ginzberg Sholom Dovber Schneersohn
Elyse Goldstein Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn
Robert Gordis Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Shlomo Goren Abba Hillel Silver
David Weiss Halivni Morris Silverman
Jules Harlow Simeon Singer
Joseph H. Hertz Joseph Bar Soloveitchik
Abraham Joshua Heschel Stephen S. Wise
Regina Jonas Ovadia Yosef
Aryeh Kaplan

 

21st Century Rabbis (Achraronim) [2000 CE – Present]

Shlomo Amar Norman Lamm
Arik Ascherman Dov Landau
Bradley Shavit Artson Israel Meir Lau
Yaakov Aryeh Alter William H. Lebeau
Benjamin Blech Dov Lior
Shlomo Carlebach Zalman Melamed
Menachem Creditor Yona Metzger
Elliot N. Dorff Avigdor Nebenzahl
Michel Dorfman Jacob Neusner
Denise Eger Daniel Nevins
Dan Ehrenkrantz Abraham Nissan
Amy Eilberg Einat Ramon
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Shlomo Riskin
Mordechai Eliyahu Joel Roth
Yaffa Epstein (Rabba) Hershel Schachter
Mimi Feigelsohn (Rabba) Ismar Schorsch
Neil Gillman Avraham Shapira
Tina Grimberg Ahron Soloveichik
Irving Greenberg Alysa Stanton
Reuven Hammer Adin Steinsaltz
Carol Harris-Shapiro Moshe David Tendler
David Hartman Avi Weiss
Sara Hurwitz (Rabba) Yisroel Dovid Weiss
Louis Jacobs David Wolpe
Harold Kushner Ovadia Yosef