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New $1 Million ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’ Established

posted on June 28, 2012

On Tuesday, the Genesis Philanthropy Group announced the establishment of the Genesis Prize, which will “be awarded to Jews who win global recognition for their professional achievements, including in the world of science and the arts,” JTA reports. Israel’s prime minister will award the so-called “Jewish Nobel Prize” annually at a ceremony to be held near Passover. Stan Polovets, Genesis’ CEO and co-founder, hopes the award will inspire young Jews to embrace “the idea of belonging to the Jewish People and strengthening their sense of Jewish identity.” 

Read at JTA