Mayor Bloomberg Wins First 'Jewish Nobel Prize'


While Mayor Michael Bloomberg stays out of the spotlight in the race to replace him, he's getting some very positive attention from a charity called the Genesis Philanthropy Group, which named him to win its first Genesis Award, a $1 million prize it's calling the "Jewish Nobel Prize." The award, which Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present, goes to "exceptional people whose values and achievements will inspire the next generations of Jews," organizers told The New York Times. Bloomberg will give the $1 million to charity.