Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
By:
Julie Wiener, JTA
New York’s outgoing mayor acknowledged that he doesn't need the $1 million prize money and said he'll probably donate it to some “unconventional” cause in the Middle East.
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JTA
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, which is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize.”
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Janet Yellen, 67, will become the first female chairman of the Federal Reserve. She also happens to be Jewish.
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Yeshiva University removed Akiva Roth, a recently hired teacher, after it came to light that there was sexual misconduct in his past.
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JTA
The Jewish Student Union at the University of California, Berkeley, rejected J Street U for membership for the second time since 2011.
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