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About tolerantamerica

On her recent tour for her book, Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, Lisa was inspired by the inauguration of Barack Obama, the first African-American elected president of the United States, to encourage cross-cultural dialogue about multiculturalism in America. To increase tolerance and understanding across communities, Lisa launched "A More Tolerant America" to feature guest bloggers, authors, activists, artists and other writers, who, like her, are multicultural. Klug's father is a German-Jewish Holocaust survivor from Poland and the descendant of a Spanish Jewish family that escaped the Spanish Inquisition. During her tour, Lisa encountered ignorance and bigotry toward Jewish Americans. As part of her campaign, this blog will giveaway books and other materials that promote cross-cultural dialogue.

A Film Unfinished

Today marks the official U.S. opening of the shocking, award-winning documentary, “A Film Unfinished.” In the definitely “stranger than fiction” category, the film reveals… A lost reel of Nazi propaganda labeled “Ghetto.” Survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto and German cameramen … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Synchronicity

You never know quite what will happen when you’re in Israel. Last night was no exception. I was visiting with a dear friend, Rabbi Yitzchak Schwartz, and as we were walking through the streets of the historic neighborhood where he … Continue reading

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Whither American Jewry?

By Caroline Glick Reprinted from the Jerusalem Post During a recent speaking tour in Canada, MK Nahman Shai (Kadima) shocked some of his hosts when he said that his primary goal in politics today is to bring down the Netanyahu … Continue reading

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(Super) Circumcise Me!

The first time Christopher Campbell converted to Judaism, he changed his name to Yisrael and got circumcised. He became a Reform Jew. The second time he converted to Judaism, he became a Conservative Jew. He got circumcised again. The next … Continue reading

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Welcoming Jews of Color

The Welcoming Synagogues List on the Jewish Multiracial Network offers a list of synagogues multiracial families and individual Jews of color have felt comfortable attending and are now recommending to others. The list does not yet include synagogues outside the … Continue reading

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Chag Sameach

Israeli Lior Kaminetsky is an internationally renowned violinist currently living in Los Angeles. He recently returned from a concert tour through Jewish communities in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia. “I was honored,” Lior says, “to have a unique interaction with … Continue reading

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¡Felíz Año Neuvo y Felíz Sukkot!

The upcoming Esencia de Judaismo/Essence of Judaism Sukkot Celebration embodies the essence of the biblical phrase, “Sukkat Shalom/Tabernacle of Peace.” A project of the American Jewish Committee, this event brings together Christian Latino leaders with rabbis sharing with them the … Continue reading

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