Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World

This phrase with kabbalistic roots has come to connote social justice.

Tikkun Olam

In contemporary Jewish thought.

Tikkun in Lurianic Kabbalah

In contemporary parlance, tikkun olam refers to repairing the earthly world in which we live but in Luria's teachings, complete tikkun would undo the world we know.

Tikkun Olam on Juneteenth

Despite the fact that it’s a celebration, I have bittersweet feelings about Juneteenth.Its origins are traced to Union troops arriving ...

Studying Tikkun Olam

From our friends at Jspot.org: Just in time for Shavuot, Jewish Funds for Justice has released a study guide on ...

October Mourning and Tikkun Olam

“And you shall lay down, and no man shall terrify you….” Whenever I stand up in shul on Shabbat and ...

Enlightenment Thinking and Tikkun Olam

“My desire to be well-informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane.”   That caption from a New ...

Tikkun Olam: “Doing Stuff”

I’ll start with a confession. After writing these monthly blogs about summer camp for almost two years now, I still ...

Are Synagogues Outsourcing Tikkun Olam?

These are exciting times for Jewish social justice.  This past week, an interfaith group of ministers, led in part by the ...

Tikkun Olam Watch

Recently, in a four-part series published in the Charlotte Observer, my old college roommate Binyamin Appelbaum, broke a huge story ...