Posts Tagged ‘Genesis Prize’

Portman and Peres

Opinion Point: A Path Portman Can’t Follow

Above: Portman and Peres Editor’s Note: Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman backed out of a major award ceremony meant to honor her in Jerusalem, with her representatives citing her distress over “recent events” in Israel. She later issued a statement saying that her objection was to the scheduled presence of the Israeli prime minister at the ceremony.…

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Natalie Portman

Opinion Counterpoint: Natalie Portman’s Act Of ‘Love’ (And Darkness)

Above: Portman and Peres Editor’s Note: Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman backed out of a major award ceremony meant to honor her in Jerusalem, with her representatives citing her distress over “recent events” in Israel. She later issued a statement saying that her objection was to the scheduled presence of the Israeli prime minister at the ceremony.…

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Maestro And Humanitarian: Violinist Itzhak Perlman wins the Genesis Prize.

In his book To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks recalls how renowned Israeli American violinist, conductor and pedagogue Itzhak Perlman came onto the stage at Lincoln Center in New York City to play a violin concerto — presumably something he had done many times before. But as Perlman sat down to play this…

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