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Tag: Museum Of Tolerance
May 6, 2014 | 3:34 pm
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...
March 27, 2014 | 11:00 am
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SUN | NOV 10
AN UNCOMMON JOURNEY
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...
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...
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,...
April 4, 2013 | 5:44 am
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...
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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...
September 12, 2011 | 8:43 am
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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...
July 12, 2011 | 4:36 pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 25, 2008 | 8:01 pmA 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.
The Chanukah cover...
December 18, 2008 | 2:26 am2009
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...
December 10, 2008 | 11:44 pm
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...
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...
October 29, 2008 | 5:31 pmJERUSALEM -- The Israeli Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Simon Wiesenthal Center can build its long-planned Center for Human Dignity-Museum of Tolerance on a contested site in the middle of Jerusalem.
The decision came eight years after the initial announcement that famed...
September 28, 2008 | 8:02 pm
August 12, 2008 | 11:53 pmThe largest recipients of the Jewish Community Foundation's (JCF) Cutting Edge Grants, announced this week and totaling $1.6 million, were three programs promoting Jewish identity and connection with Israel through art, music and community leadership; another that prepares children...