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?

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Columnist Joe Mathews channels Plato and Jonathan Swift as he proposes universal orphanhood to be a straight path to societal equity in California.

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