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  • ‘Forgotten Hero’ of the Shoah Peter Bergson gets his due times two

    By Tom Tugend

    July 30, 2008 | 10:58 pm

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, bowing to a high-profile petition campaign, agreed last week to include the story of the Peter Bergson Group in its permanent exhibit.

    By coincidence, and at the same time, the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles presented the West Coast...

  • Can tolerance extend to China exhibition?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 16, 2008 | 11:49 pm

    One photo in the exhibition at the Museum of Tolerance shows Mordechai Olmert, founder of China's Betar and father of Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert. Another is of students at the famous Mir Yeshiva, which relocated from Europe after the community fell to the Soviets. Many more...
  • Negotiating with Syria, still with the Rev. Wright brouhaha, Museum of Tolerance expansion

    June 5, 2008 | 2:32 pm


    Talks With Syria

    M.J. Rosenberg opens with the unqualified claim that former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold is "appalled" by Israel's negotiating with Syria. ("Israeli Talks With Syrians Make Sense," May 29). False. Gold has expressed no such view.

    Indeed, he actively participated...
  • Small Mac attack, Wright flap, too much tolerance

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The Professor Anti-Semites Love

    I was shocked to learn that an article I had published in 1972 is being cited by anti-Semites to support their twisted ideas ("The Professor Anti-Semites Love," May 9).

    I wonder how many people have actually read my article. Essentially, I analyzed...
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  • Tolerance Museum director doesn’t tolerate status quo

    By Elyse Glickman

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The Museum of Tolerance is rarely the same experience twice, even with its permanent exhibits. New visuals, soundtracks and materials are added to keep the displays current and relevant. And while many people think of the museum as a "Jewish" institution, it is the "human" experience...
  • Museum of too much tolerance?

    By David Suissa

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Why would anyone ever want to take on Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and leader of the prestigious Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance, who for two years running has been named "the most powerful rabbi in America"?

    That question popped into my mind on a sunny morning about two...

  • Briefs: Big results and rewards at Big Sunday, Former Weiss deputy enters Fifth District race

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Big Sunday Is L.A.'s Makeover Weekend

    Big Sunday, which has morphed from an annual Sunday event into a full weekend of volunteer opportunities, once again thrived on May 3 and 4. Organizers say that this year the number of volunteers again reached about 50,000, working at about 325...

  • Photo exhibit highlights the human cost of our bounty

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In the stark black-and-white photo, two small children play in and around water, as children anywhere might do on a hot day. But there's something odd about the image: it isn't the shore or a recreational pool they're playing in, but a concrete irrigation canal.

    "The children's...

  • Fundraising the Rabbi Hier way

    By Amy Klein

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Rabbi Marvin Hier moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to establish the Simon Wiesenthal Center, he hadn't had much experience in fundraising. But in creating the Wiesenthal Center, and subsequently the Museum of Tolerance and Yeshiva University of Los Angeles (YULA), he had to learn...
  • Museum of Tolerance expansion plans controversy continues at City Hall

    By Tom Tugend

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A long-running dispute between homeowners and the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance (MOT) and Yeshiva of Los Angeles (YOLA) entered a more formal stage last week, with a hearing by the Los Angeles City Planning Department on Oct. 24 at City Hall.

    At issue are plans by the...

  • Museum of Tolerance faces fight with neighbors over expansion plans

    By Tom Tugend

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm



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    Google Earth photo shows the Wiesenthal Center complex, left center, south of Pico Blvd. between Roxbury Dr. and Castello Ave. On left side is the Museum of Tolerance and memorial garden, and on right the Yeshiva of Los Angeles. Owners of adjacent family homes oppose...
  • Does Hollywood give Jewish?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This is what Hollywood's old-school Jewish philanthropy looks like: 900 Jews worried about anti-Semitism sitting inside the International Hall of the Beverly Hilton.

    Holocaust survivors sit side-by-side with some of entertainment's biggest big shots. Onstage, the American and...

  • Briefs: Rabbi Woody Allen; Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem case nears decision

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi's Billboard Run Cut Short

    The Holy Rabbi is gone. For a week, his face graced a billboard above Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. The black hat, long beard and sidelocks belonged to Woody Allen, poached from a scene in "Annie Hall." Beside his face, the...
  • Wiesenthal’s Project in Jerusalem on Hold Amid Dispute

    By Tom Tugend

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Since its beginning in 1977, with one phone and a very long extension cord, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center has seemingly moved from one success to the next, with its shrewd, strategic planning and winning message of tolerance. Now it faces a daunting, unfamiliar and...

  • Community Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Soulful 'Hatikvah' Ends Wiesenthal Farewell

    It was an unscripted, final moment that may have best captured the Monday memorial at the Museum of Tolerance for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who died last week at age 96.

    The ceremony had been held outside. As long lines of mourners...

  • Unspeakable Acts, Incredible Pictures

    By David Finnigan

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A large, striped blue-and-white flag bearing the phrase, "Liberation!" greets visitors at the Museum of Tolerance exhibit, "Liberation! Revealing the Unspeakable," about the Allied soldiers and the starved, dying and dead Jews they discovered while liberating concentration camps.

    In...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Kudos to Koss

    More than 1,200 people gathered at the Century Plaza Hotel on April 25 to honor Michael Koss, president of Koss Financial Corp., one of Los Angeles' top commercial real estate financing groups. The event, hosted by The Federation's Real Estate and Construction...

  • The Tolerator

    By Amy Klein

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jerusalem -- Half a dozen Israeli teens shouted like rock groupies and pressed up against the blue metal police railing in hopes of catching a glimpse of larger-than-life California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was in Jerusalem Sunday to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the...

  • Young and Old Recall Shoah Rites

    By David Finnigan

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Southern California Jews and non-Jews marked Holocaust Remembrance Day together at numerous events, including one that saw German teenagers and Jewish and Hispanic schoolchildren under the same tent, listening to their peers recite the words of Anne Frank.

    "It is very emotional,"...

  • Q & A With András Simony

    By David Finnigan

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    András Simonyi, Hungary's ambassador to the United States, made his first visit to the Museum of Tolerance Feb. 11 to plan a spring memorial marking this year's 60th anniversary of the Nazi deportation of Hungarian Jews in 1944.

    A trim man who speaks in the short but thoughtful...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    This weekend's your last chance to see Sam Bobrick's new mystery-drama "The Stanway Case" at the Horseshoe Theatre at L.A. Valley College. Fellow jurors on a murder case, Maura and Scott, get romantic despite their divergent personalities and views on the defendant's...

  • Jerusalem of Gehry

    By Tom Tugend

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "It will be the most outstanding building in the State of Israel and will draw worldwide attention," says Rabbi Marvin Hier.

    The dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center is referring to the new Museum of Tolerance -- to be known as the Winnick Institute -- that will rise in...

  • Open Letter to President Bill

    By Ari Hier

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Dear President Clinton:



    This is the first time I have written a letter of this kind, but I felt it was time to express my feelings on paper.

    I moved from Los Angeles to Jerusalem about 18 months ago. I consider myself middle-of-the-road when it comes to politics, and I believe...

  • Rally for the ‘Iran 13’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Passover theme of liberation took on new meaning when more than 1,000 people rallied Sunday to demand freedom for the 13 Iranian Jews, imprisoned in Shiraz a year ago and facing trial for alleged espionage.

    The vigil in the outdoor memorial court of the Museum of Tolerance...

  • Sewing Controversy At Museum of Tolerance

    By Eric Roth

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Visitors to the Museum of Tolerance expect to encounter evidence of brutality and organized evil. The current third floor exhibit, built around a reconstruction of a slave factory with barbed wire, and featuring video testimonials from survivors, seems predictable enough.

    Yet the...

  • A Reminder: Slavery Still Exists

    By Lori Schneide

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Hundreds of people turned out for the Simon Weisenthal Center Museum of Tolerance's one-day symposium, "A Call to Freedom." The conference, held last month, highlighted the plight of black slaves in Sudan and Mauritania, where today, "tens of thousands of blacks are sold into...
  • And I Still See Their Faces: Images of Polish Jews

    By Diane Arieff

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Polish Jewry before the war is the subject of a powerfulphoto exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor

    Photo from "And I Still See Their Faces: Images of PolishJews"

    Anyone who has ever gazed at a worn sepia-toned family photographwith a mixture of curiosity,...

  • Fugard at the Museum of Tolerance

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Fugard at the Museum of Tolerance

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer

    If you missed Athol Fugard's "Valley Song" at the Taper, here's a chance to see two plays by the pre-eminent South African playwright at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance.

    (The plays are reprises of...

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