Michael Bloomberg

Barbara Was Kvelling -- Walters, Not Streisand

Jewish Week Online Columnist

Barbara Walters was thrilled to accept a humanitarian award from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the annual dinner of American Friends of Magen David Adom on Dec. 2 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and partner Diana Taylor helped Magen David Adom honor Barbara Walters. Tim Boxer/JW

Bloomberg Makes Push For Jewish Values

Accepts inaugural Genesis Prize, pays gift forward, urges future awardees to ‘think big.’

Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — On a grand stage in the capital of the Jewish state, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened up about what Judaism meant to him.

Michael Bloomberg receives the Genesis Prize from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Courtesy of Milner/Genesis

Bloomberg To Donate Genesis Prize To Promote Israeli-Palestinian Ties

Outgoing mayor, surprised by honor, says he wants to boost trade; but the framework is unclear.

Assistant Managing Editor

As he prepares to step down after 12 years as New York's mayor, billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg says he wants to play a role in the Mideast peace process by fostering economic ties between "the people in Palestine and the the people in Israel."

Bloomberg: Can't we all just get along? Jacob Kornbluh

Jewish Voters More Divided Than Other Groups

Exit polls show a strong return to the Democrats in backing de Blasio, but 44 percent were with GOP's Lhota.
Assistant Managing Editor

Democrat Bill de Blasio won a resounding and historic victory to become New York's 109th mayor Tuesday night, with an estimated 73 percent of the vote, scoring high across ethnic, religious, age and gender lines. 

Bill de Blasio, bottom, won more Jewish support than other recent Democrats, but lost 44 percent to Joe Lhota. Getty Images

Bloomberg, Now $1M Richer, Seen As Role Model To The Young


Officials of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, which this week named New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first winner of its $1 million Genesis Prize, are hoping he will have more than just a ceremonial role in the coming year.

Bloomberg Awarded Inaugural Genesis Prize


(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.”

The award will be presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in May, when Bloomberg will be a private citizen.

Mayor Bloomberg, a billionaire, will donate his $1 million prize to charity. Photo via NYC.gov

Tim Boxer At JCRC Dinner

Jewish Week Online Columnist

Michael Bloomberg is wrapping up his 12th year as mayor of the greatest city on the planet, and he’s wasting no time planning his future.

At the annual Jewish Community Relations Council awards dinner at the Pierre Hotel, where he was the guest of honor, the mayor faced the prospect of unemployment by announcing, “If anyone has any ideas, I work for a dollar a year.”

Michael Bloomberg and his companion, Diana Taylor, at JCRC dinner.

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Circumcision Controversy


City Council Speaker Christine Quinn seems to stands alone among Democrat mayoral candidates in supporting the city’s effort to regulate the practice of motzeitzi b’peh.

At a mayoral forum sponsored by The Jewish Press, an Orthodox weekly in Brooklyn, five other Democrats either declined to take a stand on the issue or sided with haredi Jews trying to overturn the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s requirement that parents sign a consent form before allowing oral suction by a mohel during a circumcision.

Weiner Joins A 'Live Fire' Campaign

Despite the jokes, disgraced pol’s comeback bid puts him in second place in Democratic field.
Assistant Managing Editor

In his first appearance alongside rivals vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, Anthony Weiner didn’t have to try to stand out in the field.

After one week in the Democratic primary, Weiner finds himself in contention with frontrunner Chrtistine Quinn. Michael Datikash

Republican Mayoral Candidate: I'm Jewish

Assistant Managing Editor

A few weeks ago, New York was heading into the first election in two decades without a Jewish candidate. Now, it seems, there are two.

One in each party. 

The new La Guardia?: Joe Lhota says he won't use Jewish heritage to appeal for community's support. Lhota campaign photo
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