Rabbi Sharon Brous on CNN’s Amanpour with Christiane Amanpour

May 1st, 2024

Rabbi Brous on CNN’s Amanpour with Christiane Amanpour
“Our safety is tied up in one another’s.” Amanpour spoke with Rabbi Brous about her recent visits to the UCLA and Columbia University campuses to witness the pro-Palestinian protests.

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“The work now is to pull us back from the edge of the abyss and say, listen to the voices that are coming out of Israel and Palestine right now that are calling, not for the annihilation of the other, but that are calling for us to use our moral imagination and our creativity in order to manifest a different kind of fantasy, something that might seem utterly impossible right now, but a fantasy of peace in which somehow our Children’s generation is able to grow up without fear and actually see one another.”

Show Notes: In the US, police have again moved on campuses from coast to coast: over a thousand people have been arrested from more than 25 colleges. At the heart of it all is a mostly peaceful protest against a dire situation in Gaza and a deep dissatisfaction with US policy in the region. Rabbi Sharon Brous is the founder of IKAR, an influential progressive Jewish congregation in Los Angeles. Last week, she visited both Columbia and UCLA to visit the protests, and she speaks to Christiane from L.A. to share her experience.