In a Q & A in the New York Times Magazine, Jewish billionaire philanthropist Edgar Bronfman, Sr., the former Seagram chairman, talks about why the Jewish community should welcome interfaith marriages, why he gives his money to Jewish causes even though he doesn’t believe in the God of the Old Testament and why he’d vote for Mickey Mouse before voting for a McCain-Palin ticket.
My favorite exchange in this piece:
Did you lose a lot of money in the Wall Street meltdown last month? I don’t know. I don’t watch it on a day-to-day basis.
Do you get upset when you lose large sums of money overnight? I get over it very quickly.
You don’t get ulcers? My father put it right when he said: I don’t get ulcers. I give ulcers.