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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2022

ARTS AND CULTURE

Tyler Perry

Filmmaker

American comedian, actor, and writer Tyler Perry has starred in and won awards for numerous films and TV shows. In 2022, Perry was among the celebrities who responded with disgust to hip-hop star Kanye “Ye” West’s antisemitic outbursts. In an Instagram post, he opened up about his mother's work within the Jewish community and the longstanding ties between Jews and Blacks in the fight for civil rights. "My mother made sure that I knew the commonality of what black people and Jewish people have endured - she not only taught me about slavery but she also taught me about the Holocaust,” he wrote. “But in teaching me about all our common pains she also taught me about the allies that Jewish people have been for Black people.” (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)

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