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  • Who are the Jews among the Slate 60 list of top givers? recently released its annual Slate 60 list of top philanthropic givers. The list, compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, estimates who were the country’s top 60 philanthropists based on what they pledged and gave the most money in 2009. According to our calculation, either 11 or 13 of the top 60 are Jewish. (When… More ▸

  • Good God: Steinhardt no longer an atheist?

    After following Michael Steinhardt closely for three years (for a yet-to-be-published lenthy profile examining his mischievous streak), I thought I had heard it all from him. Until Tuesday night. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New… More ▸

  • Protocols of the Benevolent Elders of Philanthropy?

    Irish Central is reporting that a handful of the world’s richest philanthropists met in a top-secret May 5 meeting at Rockefeller University in New York to discus how they could help heal the fallout from the global financial crisis. There are virtually no details available about the meeting — which was blacked out to the… More ▸