Tikkun means to repair or improve. Olam means the entire world. In Jewish teachings, any activity that improves the world, bringing it closer to the harmonious state for which it was created is considered Tikkun Olam. Tikkun Olam implies that while the world is innately good, its Creator purposely left room for us to improve upon His work.

Learn about the origin and history of Tikkun Olam as we clear away the myths and misconceptions. Discover how each mitzvah is a tikkun for the olam as we dive into its inner meaning. Know enough that you can determine for yourself the centrality of Tikkun Olam to Jewish practice and belief. ...Read More