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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


Sacha Baron Cohen


From his masterly portrayal of the late Israeli Mossad agent Eli Cohen to his sidesplitting reprise of his famous character Borat, actor Sacha Baron Cohen has continued to entertain and enthrall his audience. 2020 was a year when the world saw more of Baron Cohen’s serious side, as he explained to the New York Times that he was speaking out boldly against antisemitism because “I needed to do that to live with myself.” Baron Cohen – who also won rave reviews for his role in the Netflix movie “The Trial of the Chicago 7” – went on to explain that when Borat first appeared in 2005, “you needed a character like him who was misogynist, racist, antisemitic to get people to reveal their inner prejudices. Now those inner prejudices are overt. Racists are proud of being racists.” (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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