In today’s world, children have much to deal with each day. Living in a world where violent attacks have become almost a daily occurrence, it’s crucial children know adults have not forgotten about them. To do exactly this, Adam Milstein uses his writing talents on the Times of Israel blog to give Jewish individuals another voice in the world. In his most recent article “Pride and Courage: Gifts to Our Children in 2018,” Adam Milstein makes it clear that for Jewish children to survive in today’s world, the adults in their lives must give them such gifts as pride, innovation, knowledge, persistence, and others in an effort to help them lead fulfilling lives.
Feeling strongly that today’s Jewish children must use these gifts to achieve security, freedom, and prosperity, Adam Milstein has taken numerous steps to see this happen. Along with being a regular contributor to the Times of Israel, Adam and his wife Gila have chosen to start a foundation to help not only Jewish children worldwide, but also families and various Jewish organizations. The Milstein Family Foundation, which supports a variety of pro-Israeli groups and organizations, is strongly committed to the concept of education, and of keeping many parts of the Jewish heritage alive. To do so, Adam’s foundation makes it a monthly effort to send numerous families diverse collections of books that concentrate on aspects of Jewish faith and heritage. By doing so, Adam feels his foundation is able to give the gifts to children they so desperately need to succeed in today’s world.
Along with the many endeavors the Milstein Family Foundation is involved with throughout the year, there are also many other ways in which Adam Milstein helps the Jewish community. For example, due to his success as a real estate entrepreneur, Adam spends much of his time working with communities and Jewish organizations to develop ways to create various types of community centers, schools, and other facilities. By being an ardent supporter of the Jewish heritage and community, there is no doubt Adam impacts the lives of many Jewish families and children each day.
The world of politics and philanthropy are now the main domain of Hungarian-born financial expert George Soros, a hedge fund manager with a history on Wall Street dating back to the 1960s when the refugee journey of the founder of the Open Society Foundations completed his refugee journey by arriving in New York. The rags to riches story of George Soros is one of the most impressive in the history of the U.S. with a determination to stay in New York for just five years giving way to a life spent in American fighting for the rights of those who feel they are not represented in the political landscape of the country.
After spending much of the 1950s living in Greenwich Village, New York, the epicenter of the counter-culture, George Soros decided he was finally free of the yoke of totalitarianism he had lived under for the majority of his teenage years. Despite the feeling he had found his home in the U.S. George Soros also felt the Constitution was not as all-consuming as many of his fellow U.S. citizens believe and needed to be fought for on a regular basis to ensure the threat of capitalism did not become an issue for the people of the world. Along with the development of the Open Society Foundations as the philanthropist side of the work of the founder of Soros Fund Management, he has also become known for the success he has achieved as a political donor towards liberal and Democrat candidates and causes; Politico reports George Soros has dipped in and out of the political landscape of the U.S. with major backing provided at dire times of need for Democrats and the world as a whole.
The two most important moments when George Soros stepped up to provide his financial support from his own funds were 2004 and 2016 when the octogenarian felt the threat to global security was at its highest. Forbes reports George Soros has around $25 billion as a personal fortune and is the 22nd richest person in the world, a large amount of this fortune has been spent on developing his political giving techniques for the campaigns of Democrats John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Soros gave $27 million to the Kerry campaign in 2004 and a further $25v million in support of former Secretary of State Clinton in 2016. George Soros believed these were town important moments in the history of the U.S. and the world when he should fight against a rising right-wing influence in the U.S. that made its way to power under President’s George W. Bush and Donald Trump, which Soros felt was dangerous to global security.