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Tzvi Freeman is a senior editor at Chabad.org. He is also the author of two volumes of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth -- collections of meditations based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe -- as well as numerous articles and essays on Jewish mysticism, philosophy and practice. He also writes Chabad.org's widely acclaimed Daily Dose of Wisdom, mailed daily to tens of thousands of subscribers. Subscribe to regular updates of Rabbi Freeman's writing with the Freeman Files subscription.
Tikkun Olam means healing, improving and perfecting the world. The notion has hit a wave of controversy lately. So here’s a few major points to clear up.
The harp of King David had 7 strings, yet the harp of Moshiach will have eight.
Redemption is the underlying theme and objective in all of Judaism. Moses, the proto redeemer who brings redemption, has already put it all in motion. In essence, the undercurrent of redemption is present within the exile, and just needs to be revealed.
Education reigns supreme in Judaism; and in tandem with the debating and ruling on Torah law, teaching is also the role of the Sanhedrin, the Supreme Court, even in the Messianic Era when divine wisdom will be our primary pursuit.
The Noahide Tradition
An ancient set of universal laws might as well have been designed for the 21st century.
Why the High Holidays? Why Not the Day of the Birthright Dance?!
Why should our Jewishness be associated with solemnity, judgment and a growling stomach? Why not with who we really are--the people that dance with a book.
Take a different view of what this day is about
Sit still and contemplate this day. Perhaps it is not what they tell you it is.
Thinking about what it is and what we do with it
18 memes and contemplations for Rosh Hashanah. Illustrated.
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