The architecture firm behind the cemetery, Waugh Thistleton, was noted for its use of natural materials.
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.
She converted to Judaism upon her marriage to Allen Shawn more than four decades ago, and she has kept the faith long after their divorce.
A food bank chairman, a solar energy pioneer and the creator of the “Dry Bones” comic strip are among the first winners of a Nefesh B’Nefesh prize recognizing immigrants to Israel.
On Monday, at a news conference scheduled to announce the consolidation of New York City vehicles, Bloomberg said he was “flattered” to have received what is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize” but acknowledged, “I don’t need the money.”
With the slogan “Judith Butler renounce the Adorno Prize,” Jewish and non-Jewish protesters claim that the fundamental issue behind their protest is the anti-Semitism displayed by the city of Frankfurt when granting the 50.000 euro Adorno Prize to Jewish-American philosopher Judith Butler. The Central Council of Jews in Germany has strongly criticized the awarding of the Adorno Prize to Judith Butler because, they say, she is acting against Israel by supporting the boycott, divestment and international sanctions campaign against Israel, and that although Judith Butler has disassociated herself from Hamas and Hezbollah’s violence, she has stress the importance of understanding them as social movements that are progressive and part of the global left. The City of Frankfurt claims that with Judith Butler one of the most significant thinkers of our times in the field of moral philosophy is honored. Does the Adorno Prize jury know that at the same time they honor a major protagonist of an academic and cultural boycott of Israel? In remembrance of Theodor Adorno, a Frankfurt philosopher and art critic, this award serves to acknowledge outstanding performances in the fields of music, theatre, film and philosophy as in the case of Judith Butler. Judith Butler has reacted to the criticisms of Anti-Semitism by saying: “The accusations against me that I support Hamas and Hezbollah are not true, that I support the boycott, divestment and international sanctions campaign against …
“Jewish Nobel Prize” Worth $1 Million to be Awarded to Jews with exceptional Achievements in Science and the Arts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and Genesis Philanthropy Group founder Mikhail Fridman today (Tuesday, 26 June 2012) announced the Genesis Prize, the “Jewish Nobel Prize” — an international prize which will be awarded to Jews who win global recognition due to their achievements in the fields of science and the arts. The Genesis Prize, worth $1 million, to be financed by the Genesis Philanthropy Group, will be awarded by Prime Minister Netanyahu at a festive annual ceremony to be held close to the Passover holiday. The goal of the prize is to emphasize the contribution of the Jews to world history and draw the younger generation of Jews around the world closer to the State of Israel and Jewish identity. The prize selection committee will be chaired by Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky and will be composed of retired judges and Diaspora Jewish community leaders, as well as Prime Minister’s Office and Genesis Philanthropy Group representatives. The prize winner will be chosen in a multi-stage process from among a group of candidates, each of whom feel a link to the Jewish People and the State of Israel and are an exemplar for the younger generation. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “The prize symbolizes Jews’ great contribution in human development and will be a source of pride for young Jews around the world. The Jewish …
Despite the 2010 Carmel fire that took its toll on the region, this oasis for artists is open and ready for visitors. The 150 families who live at Ein Hod artists colony in the Carmel Mountains are marking a year since the devastating Carmel Forest fire struck the whole region. But according to longtime Ein Hod resident and tour guide Dan Ben-Arye, the vibrant community of painters, sculptors, musicians, writers and stage performers is stronger than ever. “Besides having 18 galleries and two museums, we have lots of workshops,” says Ben-Arye. “You can come and work with the artists themselves, without any kind of background.” Since its establishment in 1953, Ein Hod has counted 10 Israel Prize winners among its ranks. Please credit the MFA for any use of this video Find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/IsraelMFA Follow us on Twitter - www.twitter.com/Israel
www.israel.org What do all these Israelis have in common? Prof. Daniel Kahneman (2002), Prof. Aaron Ciechanover & Prof. Avram Hershko (2004), Prof. Robert Aumann (2005), Prof. Ada Yonath (2009), and this year (2011) Prof. Dan Shechtman In the past decate, They all won a Nobel Prize in various fields of research. Israel finds great pride in the acknowledged achievements of each and every one of them. Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels: Facebook - www.facebook.com www.facebook.com Twitter - www.twitter.com www.twitter.com Please credit the MFA for any use of this video.