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  • Moise Safra, billionaire philanthropist, dies at 79

    June 16, 2014 | 11:51 am

    Moise Safra, a billionaire banker and philanthropist, died at 79 in Brazil.

    Safra died Sunday at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in Sao Paulo two days after suffering a heart attack, according to Reuters. He reportedly had struggled with Parkinson’s disease for several...

  • Swiss Jewish philanthropist, wife die in house fire

    March 11, 2013 | 7:08 am

    An elderly Jewish philanthropist from Switzerland and his wife died in a fire in their Zurich home.

    Yosef Elbaum, 91, and his wife Raizel, 74, died from smoke inhalation on March 7 after a fire broke out in their attic apartment on Richard Wagner Street in southern Zurich, the...

  • E-mail charging anti-Semitism takes toll on Rev. Lee

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "My entire reputation has been damaged," the Rev. Eric P. Lee said Monday, little more than a week after Jewish philanthropist Daphna Ziman sent an irate e-mail calling him an anti-Semite to her friends and members of the media.

    "This has really taken its toll on me. I've taken the...

  • Family foundations pave new philanthropic path

    By Marc Ballon

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when Jewish philanthropists would crack open their checkbooks at least once a year and make a big contribution to Jewish federations and other Jewish agencies. That was just how it was done.

    No more. As Jews have become more integrated and assimilated into American...