Israel’s Champion

Michael Steinhardt gets back to his roots.

Michael Steinhardt first visited Israel in 1962, when he was 22. It was a watershed event in his life, as he witnessed up close what he calls the Jewish miracle of the 20th century.

“It was a place where you felt you were important, where each person meant something,” says Steinhardt, co-founder of New York–based hedge fund Steinhardt Partners, which he ran for 28 years before retiring in 1995.

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