Sunday, March 7th | 24 Adar 5781

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2019


Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

Singer, former MLB player

Jennifer Lopez appeared to enjoy her August 2019 concert at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park as much as the 57,000 Israelis in attendance, telling the adoring crowd “I love you" in Hebrew to wild applause. That concert took place despite pressure and harassment from the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign for Lopez to withdraw. Instead, the singer faced the Israel-haters down. “There was nothing that was gonna stop us from being in Israel,” Lopez’s manager, Benny Medina, told Israeli television. Accompanying her on the trip was her partner, former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, the Lopez twins, Emme and Max, and Rodriguez’s daughters, Natasha and Ella. The slugger made a point of sharing a photo via Instagram of the two megastars in Israel’s capital. “Jerusalem, you are unforgettable,” A-Rod wrote. (Photo: dvsross / CC BY 2.0)


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