Life Imitating "Zohan"

In a small, nondescript kosher restaurant in Rockville MD, peace.

Cafe Shawreen is certified by the local rabbinic authorities. It is owned by a Muslim woman from Iran, and two people work for her, including an Orthodox rabbi and an African-American woman.

We went in, got our Shwarma and the drank the best lemonade on planet Earth. It was calm and welcoming there. Everybody did their thing, and respected everybody else.

Like "Zohan" said, America is a country where people from every nationality, religion, race and culture can coexist.

If only the entire world could be like this place. Social marketing of retail establishments and products could make it happen.


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Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.