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Violinist Itzhak Perlman Wins 'Jewish Nobel'

Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman has been awarded this year's "Jewish Nobel" for his accomplishments as a musician, teacher and advocate for the disabled, organizers of the $1 million prize announced Monday. The Genesis Prize is given each year to an individual who has achieved professional success, contributed to humanity and shown a strong commitment to Jewish causes and the state of Israel. Perlman said he was "humbled" to be recognized not only for...

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