The Eight-Day Week
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has tirelessly promoted Jewish values in a wild variety of different capacities, from his radio show on Oprah‘s station to his two-dozen books (including the best-seller Kosher Sex), to his TV show, Shalom in the Home, on TLC, to an ill-fated but groundbreaking run for Congress last year, to the jamboree weekly Read More
Big Real Estate
There is a Jewish renewal in our lives, and two idiosyncratic instances occurred right here in this city in recent days.
The first was a Sotheby’s auction of the 386-item Judaica collection painstakingly assembled over the years by Michael and Judy Steinhardt, probably the most imaginative Jewish philanthropists of the age. Now, a Read More
Star investor and philanthropist Michael Steinhardt and an unnamed partner have acquired rom the New York Stock Exchange two former American Stock Exchange buildings, 18-22 Thames Street and 78-86 Trinity Place, for a total of $65 million.
Mr. Steinhardt, who made his money as Wall Street’s so-called most successful money manager and who now mostly focuses on Read More
Just days after purchasing the shares from money men Roger Hertog and Michael Steinhardt, Canadian media giant Can West has completely bought out the New Republic.
The Observer first reported in Dec. 2006 (2nd item) that CanWest was taking a majority stake in the company. That was confirmed on Feb 23. Instead Read More
As The New York Times slowly works its way toward a narrower broadsheet in 2008, the paper has another new format in development: a tabloid for the younger generation.
On Dec. 15, executive editor Bill Keller mentioned a tabloid “prototype” during one of his occasional “Throw Stuff at Bill” sessions for the staff, a combination Read More
No Bull: My Life In and Out of Markets , by Michael Steinhardt. John Wiley & Sons, 289 pages, $29.95.
In a time of Enron fatigue, Michael Steinhardt’s No Bull comes as a welcome relief. For one thing, he doesn’t self-destruct, and though he may have made some bad calls and let his outsized Read More
Conrad Black, the owner of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Jerusalem Post , finally has at least a piece of a New York newspaper.
A group of investors including Mr. Black intends to spend up to $15 million to launch a new daily newspaper expected to appear sometime early next year, a source familiar with Read More
One of these days, they’ll be able to say, “I told you so,” but until then the contrarians who read-and write- Grant’s Interest Rate Observer will have to endure the taunts of the bull-market babies.
Generally speaking, Jim Grant, the biweekly newsletter’s editor, has been wrong for years, but he wears wrongness better than anybody. Read More