Sharon Brous

IKAR

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Sharon Brous is the founder and senior rabbi of IKAR, an independent Jewish congregation in Los Angeles.

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A shooting at the Chabad synagogue near San Diego on Saturday left three people injured and one woman killed.

After shooting at Chabad of Poway, how are synagogues implementing new security measures?

A shooting at the Chabad synagogue near San Diego on Saturday left three people injured and one woman killed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Israel’s recent “national unity” law calls the country “unique” to the Jewish people. But 21 percent of Israelis are Arabs. Do Jewish values conflict with pluralistic democracy?

The Jewish State of Israel: Democracy or Apartheid?

Israel’s recent “national unity” law calls the country “unique” to the Jewish people. But 21 percent of Israelis are Arabs. Do Jewish values conflict with pluralistic democracy?

from To the Point

Americans look toward the presidency for moral leadership. But with Trump in office, many opponents see a moral failing. How are politics and religion mixing?

Religion, morality and the president

Americans look toward the presidency for moral leadership. But with Trump in office, many opponents see a moral failing. How are politics and religion mixing?

from One Year Later

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And more fallout from Jeffrey Epstein’s death

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday, as he awaited trial. What happens next in the investigation?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Filmmakers Abby Martin and Mike Prysner discuss the war crimes being committed in Gaza and how a resolution could be reached in the Middle East.

from Scheer Intelligence

Once again it’s the race for the White House as Reality TV, with  20 performers focused on making the next audition. Are “bold proposals” politically risky?

from To the Point

The communities of Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton are recovering after attackers shot and killed at least 34 people and injured dozens more.  Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown…

from KCRW Features

Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before congress, but does he say anything new?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

In Redding, California, firefighters are still battling the large Mountain Fire that broke out late Thursday morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Trump administration tried to bury a report showing that it's water use plans for California would decimate a unique species of salmon.

from KCRW Features

Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012. Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

from To the Point