A Haaretz source suggested the Israeli prime minister’s displeasure with Ginsburg’s nomination made the foundation drop her from prize consideration.
The million dollar prize winnings will be donated to charities focused on women’s advancement.
(JTA) — Artist Anish Kapoor was named the winner of the 2017 Genesis Prize. Kapoor was named the winner on Sunday of the annual $1 million prize that has been dubbed the “Jewish Nobel.” He joins Itzhak Perlman, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and actor-director Michael Douglas as recipients. Known as ‘the Jewish…
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Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren will host the 2016 Genesis Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem. At the June 23 ceremony, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu will present the $1 million Genesis Prize to Itzhak Perlman, an acclaimed violinist, educator and advocate for individuals with disabilities. The Genesis Prize, which has been referred to…
Itzhak Perlman, the Israeli-born violin virtuoso, was named the third winner of the Genesis Prize.
Michael Douglas played the tourist over the weekend after accepting the 2015 Genesis Prize in Jerusalem last Thursday.
Michael Douglas hadn’t heard of the Genesis Prize when he found out that he’d won it. In fact, the Oscar-winning actor was surprised to discover he was even in the running for an award designed for those who inspire fellow Jews.
(JTA) — During a ceremony announcing the winners of the Genesis Generation Challenge, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wanted to set aside any confusion: “No, the [Genesis Prize] award will not go only to a ruggedly handsome international heartthrob named Michael,” he jested. Bloomberg last year won the inaugural $1 million prize, bestowed by the Genesis Prize Foundation for “engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and/or the State of Israel.” This year’s prize went to another Michael, the movie star Michael Douglas.
The million-dollar Genesis Prize was awarded to Michael Douglas. He makes last year’s winner — Michael Bloomberg — look like an inspired choice, Jane Eisner writes.