Posts Tagged: Wall Street Journal Results 6
We’ve noted the recent trend of non-Jewish celebrities and public figures wearing Jewish jewelry. Remember Sarah Palin’s big Magen David pendant and Elijah Wood’s ring inscribed with a quote from Pirkei Avot? Now the Shmooze wonders why Jewish actress Rachel Weisz has started the reverse trend by wearing a cross — and one that costs $6,400.
Want to walk a day in Bernie Madoff’s shoes? Now you can. The Wall Street Journal reports that over 400 pieces of Madoff’s personal property will be sold at auction next month, including Madoff’s monogrammed velveteen slippers. Other auction items include the desk where he did business, a diamond engagement ring (reportedly 10.5 carats) and a Steinway grand piano. All of the items will be sold during a live and online auction, held in New York on November 13 by the U.S. Marshals Service.
Just a few months after his son Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan, Judea Pearl approached Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University, about the possibility of organizing a concert in his son’s memory to take place around his birthday, October 10. “He wanted there to be a concert in every place Danny had lived,” explained Karlin-Neumann.
Leave it to a debate over a mosque to refocus attention on Michael Bloomberg’s Judaism.
New York City’s mayor has returned to the national spotlight in recent weeks, as controversy has escalated over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque,” the proposed Islamic cultural center that would be built two blocks from the former site of the World Trade Center. Bloomberg, raised in a kosher home in Medford, Mass., has prominently defended the project, declaring in an August 24 speech that “[t]here is nowhere in the five boroughs of New York City that is off limits to any religion.”