Please make a post or posts about a Jewish thinker, artist, activist etc. that has made you or your world better. Tell me about the impact they had on you and the world. Big or small, I want it all. sayeth Mo Jave

It’s hard to narrow this down to even one, as famous people aside, I grew up in Skokie, IL and then went to college an hour or so north of NYC, so virtually every single best friend of mine since I was four has been Jewish.

But if we’re going got talk famous people — Jewish-American culture is American culture, we’re all soaking in it — I’ll name-drop Harlan Ellison and Chris Cornell.

I realize he is a problematic figure now, but Ellison was the writer I wanted to be when I was in my teens and 20s. No other author has ever had the effect on me that he did.

Cornell is my vision of gorgeous manhood and musical genius; if there’s an album I’ve listened to more than Supeunknown, I’m not sure what it is.

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