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Spielberg gets 2021 Genesis Prize


February 19, 2021

Steven Spielberg

(JTA) - Director Steven Spielberg has won the 2021 Genesis Prize, the award nicknamed the "Jewish Nobel."

The award, which "honors extraordinary individuals for their outstanding professional achievement, contribution to humanity, and commitment to Jewish values," was announced Wednesday.

"Key Jewish themes are often woven into his narratives: importance of identity and belonging, maintaining humanity in a ruthless world, caring for the other, and honoring the moral obligation to do the right thing," the Genesis Prize Foundation wrote about the Oscar winner in a statement.

The foundation al...

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