Tony Kushner on What it Means to Be a Jew

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner, on the recent actions of the CUNY Board of Trustees:

I don’t think it’s at all consonant with the precepts of Jewish ethical inquiry, which is to me one of the great glories of Jewish culture and of Judaism itself, to remain silent and to lie about reality. I think that being a Jew is in part trying to find within yourself the courage confront reality and to speak articulately about it and to engage in debate and discussion.

Click above for part one of his extensive interview on “Democracy Now,” below for part two.



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