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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2019


Alyssa Milano


Award-winning American actress Alyssa Milano is still chalking up the hits, most recently for the Netflix comedies Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later and Insatiable. Away from the screen, Milano is a noted political and social activist who has served causes from AIDS awareness to animal rights. She helped popularize the #MeToo movement in 2017, encouraging women who experienced sexual harassment to speak out publicly. For Milano, there is no contradiction between progressive causes and solidarity with the Jewish community; for that reason, she refused to address the 2019 Women’s March because of the association of its organizers with the antisemitic leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan. “Any time that there is any bigotry or antisemitism, it needs to be called out and addressed,” Milano said. (Photo: Tom Sorensen / CC BY-SA 2.0)


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