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Tikkun Olam

Judaism beyond slogans.

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin
Jan. 25 2018 12:01AM

The Hebrew phrase tikkun olam—“fixing the world”—has come to be one of the most well-known concepts in American Judaism, cited even by the President. In. . .

Jonathan Krasner
Dec. 2 2014 12:01AM

There is, and one strain of it needs to be reclaimed—especially in the aftermath of Gaza.

Yoel Finkelman
Sept. 3 2014 6:37PM

A term invoked to describe just about any action that seems to help society lends a stamp of Jewish approval to policies that in fact. . .

Levi Cooper
Feb. 25 2014 12:01AM

If the decline of non-Orthodox Judaism is to be reversed, knowledge, ritual, and observance must become as central as social justice to Conservative and Reform Jews.

Oct. 4 2013 12:00AM

A passage in the Aleinu prayer is often cited as one of the foundational texts for the idea of Tikkun Olam; but is it?

Mitchell First
Sept. 17 2013 12:00AM