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Independent Lens Episode: "The Jew in the Lotus"

Season 1, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: “The Jew in the Lotus” chronicles a 1990 journey to Dharamsala, India, by author Rodger Kamenetz and eight Jewish leaders to meet with the Dalai Lama and discuss the “spiritual survival” of Jews and Tibetan Buddhists. The hour also chronicles a spiritual journey by Kamenetz, whose book “The Jew in the Lotus” is the inspiration for this film.
Original Air Date: Sep 6, 1999

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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