Bloomberg's Misplaced 'Jewish Nobel Prize'

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may well have achieved much for New York City, as well as for his own sense of self-worth, but being awarded a prize for his 'commitment to Jewish values' - that's a stretch.

The announcement this week that the first “Jewish Nobel Prize” will go to Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York invites a certain amount of ridicule. The one million dollars that goes with the award, after all, represents but 0.0032258 percent, if that, of His Honor’s net worth. He says he’s going to give the prize money to...