Michael Steinhardt

Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Sheldon Adelson And Chris Christie Fete Shmuley

05/20/2014

New York  — The last time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a venue attended by Sheldon Adelson, he alienated the Republican Party mega-donor and other hawkish pro-Israel Jews by referring to the West Bank as “the occupied territories.”

Elie Wiesel Calls For Tougher U.S. Stance Against Iran

12/18/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Iran must entirely dismantle its nuclear program and renounce its "genocidal intent" against Israel as a precondition for continued talks with the United States, Elie Weisel asserted in a full-page ad in The New York Times Wednesday.

Elie Wiesel: 'Regimes rooted in brutality must never be trusted."   Boston University

An Expert's View On The Steinhardt Auction

Judaica collector Jonathan Greenstein discusses the record-setting $8.5 million Steinhardt auction at Sotheby's with The Jewish Week's Heather Robinson, and shows some of the treasures he acquired.

Sotheby's Says $8.5M Steinhardt Sale Was Biggest Judaica Auction Ever

04/30/2013

An auction of the 500-piece Judaica collection owned by philanthropist Michael Steinhardt was the "most valuable auction of Judaica ever held," Sotheby's said.

Monday's auction of nearly all of the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection brought in more than $8.5 million, Sotheby's said in a statement, exceeding the pre-sale estimate by $6 million.

German spice tower was one of 386 items in Steinhardt collection.

Israel Museum And The Met Acquire Prized Mishneh Torah From Steinhardt

04/29/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent

Just before the Sotheby’s auction of Michael and Judy Steinhardt’s collection of Judaica began this morning, Sotheby’s announced that the highlight of the collection, the illuminated Mishneh Torah, was acquired jointly by The Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Metropolitan Museum of Art here. This is the first significant collaboration between the two institutions.

A page from Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, from Northern Italy in the 15th century. Courtesy Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s Auctions Mega-Philanthropist’s Judaica Trove

Michael Steinhardt’s $11 million collection is the biggest sale of its kind in more than half a century.
04/17/2013
Special Correspondent

In the largest sale of a single owner’s Judaica collection in more than 50 years, Sotheby’s New York is offering “A Treasured Legacy: The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection” at auction on April 29.

A German parcel-gilt silver spice tower is one of 386 items to be auctioned. Photo courtesy Sotheby’s

Tim Boxer On NJOP

02/14/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

To reconnect Jews worldwide with their faith, Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald, formerly of New York’s Lincoln Square Synagogue, founded the National Jewish Outreach Program in 1987. Prominent hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt donated $1.5 million to jumpstart the organization that helps Jews  rediscover the principles of Judaism and learn how to engage in Jewish ritual.

Michael Steinhardt, Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Sam Domb (Photo by Tim Boxer)

Will New Hebrew School Model Help Or Undermine Synagogues?

Collaborative Jewish Journey Project recruits pilot cohort, but turf questions linger.
05/23/2012
Associate Editor

Does Hebrew school sound a little too 20th century for your third grader?

How about eight weeks of “Talmudic Stories In Stop-Motion Animation,” a session of “Create Your Own Hip-Hop Siddur” or a winter break spent doing Jewish theater? Or perhaps your child would prefer to learn Hebrew through a Saturday-night ropes course taught by a former Israel Defense Forces lieutenant?

The Jewish Journey Project is the brainchild of Rabbi Joy Levitt.
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