(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 $1 million prize, bestowed by the Genesis Prize Foundation for “engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and/or the State of Israel.” This year’s prize went to another Michael, the movie star Michael Douglas.
1) In 1933, two high school students in Cleveland, Ohio, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, created Superman. In 1938, the two young chaps sold the rights to Superman to DC Comics precursor for 130$.
As protestors continue to demonstrate against police brutality in Baltimore, David Simon, creator of HBO’s “The Wire,” took to his personal website to try to diffuse the tension.
Jake Gyllenhaal is a good Jewish boy.