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A Chasidic rock star made the Forward’s annual list of the most influential Jews in America. Matisyahu was one of the five most influential Jews in America, according to the Forward. Born Matthew Miller, Matisyahu “now has a following that stretches all the way from Crown Heights to the pages of the ‘beer and babes’ magazine FHM,” the Forward said. Others in the top five are director Steven Spielberg, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), Mideast envoy James Wolfensohn and Ruth Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service.

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