Studying Tikkun Olam

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Just in time for Shavuot, Jewish Funds for Justice has released a study guide on the concept of tikkun olam— click here to download.

On the holiday of Shavuot (Monday/Tuesday next week), it’s traditional to stay up all night studying in what’s called a “tikkun l’eil Shavuot.” Through this learning, we prepare ourselves for receiving Torah (again) in the morning, and for the yearly renewal of the divine covenant.

This year, we encourage you to spend some of your tikkun time (or some other time) discussing the very concept of tikkun, as it’s used today. Do you find the concept of tikkun olam a powerful call for justice? An overused word that has lost any real meaning? A confused and complicated phrase?

Posted on June 8, 2008

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