Tikkun Olam

The author of a book about the way progressive politics have come to define Judaism for many Jews drops by the studio to talk about the politics of the Jewish world.

May 16 2019 12:01AM

Something is rotten in the state of liberalism.

Oct. 12 2018 12:01AM

A new book shows the harm that ensues when religion morphs into social-justice activism.

Aug. 1 2018 12:01AM

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