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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


Bari Weiss

New York Times editor

The “New York Times” isn’t always noted for its sympathy toward Israel and the Jews, but the Gray Lady went some way toward balancing its biases in 2017 when Bari Weiss joined its op-ed section.

Weiss, a former editor at “Tablet Magazine” and the “Wall Street Journal,” is hardly a mindless ideologue, but she is an articulate defender of the Jewish and pro-Israel point of view, and she has already been causing a stir.

In a recent column, she blasted the leaders of the Women’s March for “chilling ideas and associations,” especially the anti-Zionist Linda Sarsour, who has advocated sharia law and claimed Zionists cannot be feminists.

In another piece on the ejection of Jewish activists from the Chicago Dyke March for waving Star of David flags, Weiss called the incident “a reminder that antisemitism remains as much a problem on the far-left as it is on the far-right.” (Photo credit: Twitter.)


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