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British Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks at the EP in the framework of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, 19 November 2008@European Parliament / Pietro Naj-Oleari

Genesis Prize Foundation Honors Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Posthumously

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The Genesis Prize Foundation honored the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks with the Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday evening, Nov. 22. The award recognizes Lord Sacks for his extraordinary role in inspiring the next...
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Photo by ©Blake-Ezra Photography Ltd. 2013.

Genesis Prize Foundation to honor life and legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent scholar, theologian, philosopher and former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Lord Jonathan Sacks. In 2020, the foundation for the first time invited the...
Steven Spielberg speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International on July 22, 2017. Credit Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore.

Steven Spielberg chosen as 2021 Genesis Prize honoree

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Steven Spielberg was awarded the 2021 Genesis Prize, an annual $1 award that honors individuals for their professional achievement, contribution to humanity and commitment to Jewish values, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday. “The...
Robert Kraft, winner of the 2019 Genesis Prize, at the award ceremony in Jerusalem on June 20, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Dumbing down the ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

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Did the Jewish people really need their own Nobel Prize? To the three wealthy Russian Jewish business “oligarchs” who endowed the Genesis Prize with $50 million in contributions, the answer was “yes.” The Genesis Prize...
Natan Sharansky speaks during a Limud event ahead of the Jewish mourning day of Tu B'Av, at the Israeli president's residence in Jerusalem on July 31, 2017. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Sharansky donates $1 million Genesis Prize to aid those affected by coronavirus

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Human-rights activist Natan Sharansky, the winner of this year’s $1 million Genesis Prize award, has asked the Genesis Prize Foundation to donate the money to help organizations and individuals impacted by the coronavirus, the...
Actor Michael Douglas, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children at the Red Carpet entrance to the Genesis Award ceremony at the Jerusalem Theater, the year Douglas was presented the award, June 18, 2015. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Michael Douglas, Zeta-Jones to co-host Genesis Prize ceremony in Jerusalem

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Hollywood couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones will co-host the Genesis Prize ceremony in Jerusalem on June 18, announced the Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) on Wednesday. Israeli politician and human-rights activist Natan Sharansky will be honored as...
Incoming Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog with outgoing chairman Natan Sharansky at the board of governors conference of the Jewish Agency at the Orient Hotel in Jerusalem on June 24, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Natan Sharansky is awarded 2020 Genesis Prize

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Natan Sharansky, the former Russian Prisoner of Zion who would later become head of Israel’s Jewish Agency, was named on Tuesday as the winner of the 2020 Genesis Prize in recognition of his “extraordinary...
New England Patriots owner and Jewish philanthropist Robert Kraft, winner of the 2019 Genesis Prize, seen during the ceremony at the Jerusalem theater on June 20, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Genesis Prize Foundation launches ‘Speak out for Israel’ to counter anti-Semitism

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The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and the 2019 Genesis Prize winner Robert Kraft announced the launch of “Speak Out for Israel”—an international campaign designed to help combat the global rise of anti-Semitism and attempts...
More than a dozen players from the 2019 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Israel as part of the program “Touchdown in Israel III,” the third installment of a VIP trip to Israel for NFL players organized by Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. Credit: Josh Hasten.

Touchdown! NFL, Patriots, Kraft score friends and followers in Israel

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As he was coaching young Israeli high school players during an American football in Israel (AFI) scrimmage game at the Kraft Family Sports Campus this past Friday morning in Jerusalem—and with six New England...
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Do the Jews really need their own Nobel Prize?

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If the Genesis Prize was hoping for more media attention for its annual awards ceremony this year, it certainly is going to get it. By announcing that they are sticking with their selection of...