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Jewish Names At Top of Forbes' Most Powerful List

From JTA on 10/31/2013 at 6:20 PM

Categories: Culture, World

Jewish Names At Top of Forbes' Most Powerful List

Ben Bernanke, the outgoing head of the Federal Reserve, was No. 7 on the Forbes annual World’s Most Powerful People list topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The only other Jewish person to make the Top 20 on the list released Wednesday was Google co-founder Sergey Brin at No. 17. Putin displaced President Obama at No. 1; the U.S. leader dropped to second among the 72 people named. Rounding out the top 5 were Xi Jinping, general secretary of China’s Communist Party, Pope Francis and German …More

Michael Bloomberg to Receive First 'Jewish Nobel Prize'

By Jspace Staff on 10/21/2013 at 11:55 AM

Categories: United States, Israel

Michael Bloomberg to Receive First 'Jewish Nobel Prize'

Michael Bloomberg is set to receive an award being touted as the first “Jewish Nobel Prize.” The New York mayor will receive the $1 million Genesis Prize, an honor to be presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a Jerusalem ceremony in May. The prize was created last year by the Genesis Philanthropy Group to recognize an individual that is a role model for young Jews in his or her community. “Many years ago, my parents instilled in me Jewish values and ethics that I have …More

Jewish Names Top Forbes' Wealthiest List

By Jspace Staff on 9/18/2013 at 12:49 PM

Category: Finance

Jewish Names Top Forbes' Wealthiest List

Jewish names are scattered along Forbes’ richest people in America list, with two Members of the Tribe making the top ten. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Company, ranked third with a net worth of $41 billion. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg came in 10th with $32 billion. Other familiar names included casino billionaire and Birthright philanthropist Sheldon Adelson, who took the 11th spot with $28.5 billion. Google co-founder Sergey Brin came in 14th with $24.4 billion; George Soros came in 19th with $20 …More

Jspace's Most Influential Jewish People of the Year 5773

By Jspace Staff on 9/3/2013 at 2:14 PM

Categories: Politics, Features

From the DOMA ruling to the peace process, the year 5773 was an influential one for Jews. Here are Jspace's top picks for the most influential year. On January 22, 2013, the date of the Israeli elections, Yair Lapid followed in the footsteps of his late father, the journalist-turned-politician Tommy Lapid, to become a second-generation journalist-turned-politician. When he did so, it was news around the world. Yair Lapid’s new party Yesh Atid shocked commentators by winning 19 seats in the Knesset, …More

  • #5 Yair Lapid
  • #4 Jack Lew
  • #3 Michael Bloomberg
  • #2 Benjamin Netanyahu
  • #1 Shimon Peres

Bloomberg Supports Obama’s Climate Action Plan

By Jspace Staff on 6/28/2013 at 4:28 PM

Categories: Politics, United States, Environment

Bloomberg Supports Obama’s Climate Action Plan

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has publicly announced his support of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan. In a written statement released on June 25, the outspoken proponent of climate change and green policy-making praised the President’s proposal for recognizing “the significant cost of inaction” and supporting local government initiatives. Drawing on the destruction and devastation of Hurricane Sandy in the New York City area, Bloomberg insisted that we must …More

Weiner Formally Announces Run for Mayor of New York City

From JTA on 5/23/2013 at 1:33 PM

Categories: United States, Politics

Weiner Formally Announces Run for Mayor of New York City

Ex-New York Representative Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by scandal, has announced that he is running for mayor of New York City. “Look, I’ve made some big mistakes and I know I’ve let a lot of people down,” Weiner, 48, said in a two-minute video announcing his bid that was released early Wednesday morning. “But I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it …More

Glenn Beck Denies Comparing Michael Bloomberg to Nazi Regime (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 5/8/2013 at 3:26 PM

Categories: Politics, United States, Entertainment

One can only imagine the rage of pro-firearms and freedom-fueled bearded men at the NRA convention last weekend. While most of it was good, old-fashioned “I love guns” convention talk, a few incidents crossed the ever-diminishing ethical line. Keynote speaker Glenn Beck spoke to the crowd of 70,000 people and said that anyone who argues in favor of gun control is ignorant or “living an argument of control.” Specifically, the outspoken radio personality pointed his concern at New York Mayor …More

5/6/13 Round Up PM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 5/6/2013 at 6:09 PM

Categories: United States, Israel, Round Up

5/6/13 Round Up PM Edition

A US Jewish leader says Hungary should be more outspoken against anti-Semitism. [Washington Post] The brutal murder of a Jewish nurse in Cleveland is puzzling police. [Forward] Turkey and Israel close in on a reconciliation deal. [Times of Israel] Two women in Iowa have been denied unemployment benefits, after being fired for burning "gingerbread Jews." [Times of Israel] An alleged Auschwitz guard is arrested in Germany. [Ynet] The Israeli Pet Travel Agency helps you make aliyah with your dog. [Jewcy] …More

Jewish Billionaires Have Joint Worth of $812 Billion

From JTA on 4/18/2013 at 10:20 AM

Categories: Finance, World

Jewish Billionaires Have Joint Worth of $812 Billion

The 165 Jewish billionaires around the world have $812 billion in joint wealth, Forbes Israel reported. The Hebrew magazine released its Jewish billionaires list on Thursday. The richest Jew in the world is Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, with a net worth of $43 billion, according to Forbes, up $7 billion from last year. Ellison was fifth on the Forbes 2013 world billionaires list. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in second place with $27 billion, up $5 billion from 2012. He appeared 13th on the world list. …More

Bloomberg and Aharoni Address Jspace and Dor Chadash Yom Ha’atzmaut Gathering

By Jspace Staff on 4/16/2013 at 1:39 PM

Categories: Israel, United States

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Israel Consul General Ido Aharoni addressed a packed house at the newly redesigned Marquee nightclub in Manhattan on the occasion of Israel’s Independence Day. Both spoke of the indelible bond between the United States and Israel as a crowd of 1,100 rung in Yom Ha’atzmaut until 3:30 a.m. this morning at a party hosted by Jspace.com and Dor Chadash. With the tragedy of the marathon bombings so recent, Aharoni expressed condolences for the people of Boston. …More

NY Mayor Bloomberg to Headline Jspace's Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

By Jspace Staff on 4/11/2013 at 5:40 PM

Categories: Judaism, United States, Israel

NY Mayor Bloomberg to Headline Jspace's Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will address one thousand attendees Monday night, for Jspace.com and Dor Chadash’s celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 65th birthday. The Mayor will be joined by Israel Consul General Ido Aharoni at the newly renovated and recently re-opened Marquee nightclub at 8 pm on April 15, with renowned DJ Nadav Vee taking on headlining duties for the evening. Sponsoring organizations include: Dor Chadash, UJA‐Federation, EL AL Airlines, Yedhiot Aharonot …More

Disgraced Ex-Congressman Weiner Considering NY Mayoral Run

From JTA on 4/10/2013 at 6:22 PM

Categories: Politics, United States

Disgraced Ex-Congressman Weiner Considering NY Mayoral Run

Ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by a scandal, is considering a run for New York City mayor. Weiner, 48, and his wife, Huma Abedin, submitted to an extensive profile in this weekend's New York Times Magazine in part because Weiner is testing the waters for a possible run in this year's race. The veteran Democratic lawmaker resigned from Congress in June 2011 after lying about tweeting an illicit photo of himself to a 21-year-old supporter. According to the newspaper, Weiner has …More