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Tikun Olam is a profound Jewish concept, the place where mysticism meets activism.

Tikun Olam

Tikun Olam

Why we were born into a broken world and what we are to do about it.

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Simple language is always best. Tikun means "fixing up."
From the soon-to-be-released book “Wisdom to Fix the Earth”
Where the real world happens, from there is its tikun. The salesperson, the school teacher, the business executive, the manufacturer…
There is a desire that lies at the very core of all being. That desire chose you.
The best way to understand investment is by looking at the archetype of all investment. And that is life.
Who is Shechinah, and what exactly does she want from my life?
The little child jumping rope outside, the construction worker drilling steel girders, the ocean’s roar and the big blue sky will all speak of the oneness that breathes within all of them, without the need to sit and ponder. It will be the foreground experience. Because that is what they all truly are.
At the outset of Creation, He removed all light. And that is the source of all that ever goes wrong.
We dwell within a living work of art, perhaps a symphony, or perhaps a dance, of uncountable parts. If we look with open eyes, we will discover the signature of an unknowable Creator within the knowable patterns of nature.
The very core of reality is G-d’s shattered dream, waiting for us to pick up the pieces.
“And just how,” I asked Dave, “would you render your characters unpredictable? Whatever random functions you write, at the end of the day, you have control.”
Modernity is precarious. Our soul believes life has purpose and meaning, while our brains consider our bodies to be no more than walking water bottles of biochemical reactions.
If you don’t know why you’re here, sometimes all you can see is dirt. But once you know your mission, all you see is diamonds.
Think of yourself. As far as you are concerned, if you are gone, everything is gone. And the same applies for every other person on this planet.
What’s my role in life? Is it to “slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet,” or is it to help my own family and community?
Tikun olam – perfecting the world – is a catch phrase in some Jewish circles. How does Torah interpret it?