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  • The Muslim-Jewish side of Russell Simmons

    By Ryan Torok

    February 27, 2013 | 9:19 am

    Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is bringing his passion for Jewish-Muslim relations to the West Coast.

    Simmons, who co-founded record label Def Jam at the age of 26 and helped jumpstart the careers of the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J, relocated from New York to Los Angeles in January...

  • Foxman slams Simmons for likening him to Farrakhan

    June 22, 2012 | 10:55 am

    Abraham Foxman said Russell Simmon’s likening of the Anti-Defamation League’s national director to Louis Farrakhan was “outrageous and ugly.”

    Simmons, appearing in Jerusalem at this week’s Israel Presidential Conference with his Foundation for Ethnic Understanding co-founder Rabbi...