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  • Why are liberals bashing Michael Oren?

    By David Suissa

    July 7, 2015 | 5:28 pm

    After interviewing former ambassador Michael Oren last week at the Museum of Tolerance, and reading countless articles attacking him, I think I’ve figured out why his new book, “Ally,” has struck such a sensitive nerve, especially with pro-Obama liberal Zionists.

    In case you’ve...

  • Michael Oren responds to ‘Ally’ backlash at local event

    By Ryan Torok

    July 2, 2015 | 4:48 pm

    Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren’s dual loyalties — and his frustration with the growing separation between Israel and America — were evident in his remarks July 1 when he appeared at the Museum of Tolerance to discuss his recently released, controversial...

  • ‘A Sacred Culture Rebuilt’ at Museum of Tolerance

    By Tess Cutler

    November 25, 2014 | 11:44 am

    Just inside the fluorescent-lit room, six picnic-style tables were supplied with arts and crafts essentials: scissors, glue sticks and stock photos. 

    “A lot of survivors don’t have pictures,” said Lori Shocket, artist and curator of the hands-on exhibition, so she came prepared...

  • School assignment in Rialto revised after ADL, Wiesenthal condemnation

    May 6, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    An assignment for eighth-graders in the Rialto Unified School District asking them to use critical thinking skills to determine whether or not the Holocaust occurred has been revised following condemnation by the local branch of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Simon...

  • Will Jews reject Donald Sterling gifts?

    April 29, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    [UPDATE, May 2] David Suissa's conversation with Donald Sterling

    Recent comments attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who was banned for life from the league by the NBA's commissioner on April 29, have been denounced as racist by numerous...

  • What Hollywood moguls don’t do for Israel

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 27, 2014 | 11:00 am

    I sometimes feel wistfully nostalgic for a Hollywood that no longer exists. I can’t pinpoint when it existed, or even describe it exactly — to define it would diminish it — but I can tell you that it flourished during a “golden age,” a classic era, and that it was impossibly dreamy...

  • Calendar November 9-15

    By Laura Donney

    November 6, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    SUN | NOV 10


    Siblings Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs, survivors of Kristallnacht, will share their experience and discuss their memoir, “An Uncommon Journey,” during the Museum of Tolerance’s Kristallnacht commemoration. A book signing will follow. Advanced...

  • Anne Frank comes to Hollywood in major new exhibit

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 13, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    A digital etching of Anne Frank’s favorite portrait of herself blown out over a large backlit wall glows above Pico Boulevard and faces the Hollywood Hills with the following quote: “This is a photograph of me as I wished I looked all the time, then I might still have a chance...

  • Anne Frank’s legacy is brought to life

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    Push past a set of double doors hidden in a corner on the second floor of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance and suddenly the world of 1932 Frankfurt, Germany, comes clamoring to life. Street sounds clog a narrow passageway leading past a 3-D blueprint of the city,...

  • Meeting Louis Sneh

    By Rob Eshman

    April 4, 2013 | 5:44 am

    Many years ago, when I was a young, harried father, I would sit in synagogue on Shabbat mornings and try to keep my kids quiet. It was a task I consistently failed at. Their mother, the rabbi, was on the bimah, leading services.  She had the easy job.

    Once, I was jiggling my...

  • Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem vandalized

    February 14, 2013 | 6:24 am

    A historic Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem was vandalized in an apparent price tag attack.

    Stars of David, as well as the phrases "death to Arabs" and "Mohammed is dead" were discovered spray painted on gravestones in the Mamilla Cemetery in central Jerusalem on Thursday, according...

  • Soviet gulag survivor’s courage

    November 1, 2012 | 10:40 am

    It was standing room only at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance, as a crowd packed the Hertz Theatre to hear Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich, the celebrated Russian refusenik and author, stress the importance of standing up for one’s principles. 

    The former prisoner of...

  • Living with Holocaust ghosts

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 25, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    Ed Asner, aka Lou Grant, walked slowly to the front of the stage at the Museum of Tolerance on Sunday night, and in his familiar growl — this time with a Latvian accent — he softly spoke: “Thank you for the help that is not only material, but also moral. A person lives through...

  • Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance architects threaten to quit

    By Tom Tugend

    October 5, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    The architects of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem have threatened to resign, two weeks before the scheduled start of construction.

    Bracha and Michael Chyutin, the two architects, charged that the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, sponsor and funder of the $100 million...

  • Museum of Tolerance architects threaten to quit

    October 4, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    The architects of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem have threatened to quit two weeks before construction is set to begin.

    Bracha and Michael Chyutin made the threat because of “differences” with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the sponsors of the project, Haaretz reported Tuesday,...

  • 2 teens sentenced in Calabasas anti-Semitic graffiti case

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 11:54 am

    Two 17-year-old boys admitted in juvenile court on Wednesday to vandalizing the Calabasas High School campus in April, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

    The boys were ordered by Sylmar Juvenile Court Referee Mark Frazin to complete...

  • Pollsters probe depths of American fear at Museum of Tolerance’s pre-9/11 event

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 8, 2011 | 9:15 am

    A new national poll unveiled at the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) on Sep. 7 finds Americans are worried about a nuclear Iran, afraid that China presents a military threat to the United States and concerned about the possibility of Islamic terror attacks perpetrated by American-born...

  • Museum of Tolerance and political group to hold ‘provocative’ 9/11-themed event

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 6, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    On Sept. 7, just days before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is set to host two political pollsters for an event the museum is calling “provocative.”

    At the event, titled “9/11 + 10: Public Attitudes about Security Threats—Domestic and...

  • Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance wins Knesset approval to build

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 12, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    After years of delays due to legal challenges and fundraising setbacks, the Simon Wiesenthal Center received permission on July 12 from the Israeli Ministry of the Interior’s District Planning and Construction Committee to begin construction on the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem....

  • Jerusalem planning committee approves Museum of Tolerance

    June 9, 2011 | 10:25 am

    The Jerusalem municipal planning committee has approved plans for a scaled-back Museum of Tolerance in the center of Jerusalem.

    The plan was approved more than two years after the project of the Simon Wiesenthal Center was withdrawn due to the slumping economy.

    The plan is opposed...

  • Museum of Tolerance to Create Exhibit on Pope John Paul II

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 3, 2011 | 6:46 pm

    On April 29, two days before Pope John Paul II was beatified in Rome, the Simon Wiesenthal Center announced plans to establish a new permanent exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles dedicated to the late pontiff.

    A native of Poland, during his papacy John Paul worked to...

  • New Museum of Tolerance Exhibition Remembers the Halabjan Genocide

    By Ryan Torok

    March 25, 2010 | 3:11 pm

    Last Tuesday, 22 years to the day after the Iraqi government, led by Saddam Hussein, committed an act of genocide against the Kurdish people of Halabja, the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles unveiled a small but graphic exhibition in its Museum of Tolerance (MOT) commemorating...

  • Museum of Tolerance Solidarity Conference

    By Sara Shereen Bakhshian

    June 26, 2009 | 3:50 pm

    On Tuesday, June 23, the Simon Wiesenthal Center hosted a press conference, “Americans Unite in Solidarity with People of Iran,” the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance.

    Iranian American activists and leaders from the Baha’i, Christian and Jewish communities called for the United...

  • City Council approves Museum of Tolerance expansion

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 9, 2009 | 4:41 pm

    After almost two years of proposals, hearing and protests, the Museum of Tolerance’s planned expansion received unanimous approval today from the City Council.

    “The Jewish community uses ‘never again.’ Well, if never again is going to be never, we have to allow this museum to...

  • Madoff,  Christmas, Chanukah and Hebron

    December 25, 2008 | 8:01 pm

    A Very Jewish Christmas

    I fully enjoyed Elon Gold's story, "Don't Feel Bad! I Love Christmas, Too!" (Dec. 19). He left out that Christmas is the one time a year when millions of people worldwide celebrate the birth of a Jew.

    Jason Levi

    Chanukah Cover

    The Chanukah cover...
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, it’s always Sunny in Hebron

    December 18, 2008 | 2:26 am


    I have but one question for Rob Eshman. It seems that in the economic hardships ahead, which will include loss of funds to send your children to college, loss of retirement IRAs, loss of homes, loss of jobs and other Depression or near-Depression hardships, Eshman finds comfort...
  • Protests over Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance spread

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 10, 2008 | 11:44 pm

    For years, the Simon Wiesenthal Center faced protests and lawsuits over its plans to build a Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. The legal challenges, which had halted construction, faded last month after Israel's Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in favor of the project. But...
  • Rabbi Hier responds to criticism of Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 24, 2008 | 5:17 pm

    Last week I linked to a few recent op-eds critical of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s plans to build a Museum of Tolerance atop an ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. Rabbi Marvin Hier, the center’s dean and founder, wasn’t happy with either of the op-eds.

    A spokesman, who passed...

  • Outcry continues against Museum of Tolerance on Muslim cemetery

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 20, 2008 | 9:26 pm

    Controversy has swirled for two years around the Simon Wisenthal Center’s plans to build a Museum of Tolerance, like that in Los Angeles, on top of a medieval Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. Protesters have been out in force since the Israeli high ruled last month that the $250 million...

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