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Tikkun Olam: lit. repairing or fixing the world
Why we were born into a broken world and what we are to do about it.
Tikkun Olam is a profound Jewish concept, the place where mysticism meets activism.
What does Tikkun Olam mean, who came up with it, and how do I do it?
Tikkun Olam: In Jewish teachings, any activity that improves the world, bringing it closer to the harmonious state for which it was created.
Don’t surrender. Don’t escape. Fix the world.
From the soon-to-be-released book “Wisdom to Fix the Earth”
Beyond Repair
Simple language is always best. Tikkun means "fixing up."
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.
From the book, Wisdom To Heal the Earth.
Where the real world happens, from there is its tikun. The salesperson, the school teacher, the business executive, the manufacturer…
Tikun olam – perfecting the world – is a catch phrase in some Jewish circles. How does Torah interpret it?
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?
At the Passover Seder, it is important to convey an accurate rendition of the lesson of the Exodus. Moses' immortal clarion call, "Let my people go," has a lesser-known postscript—"That they may serve Me."
Just days before his passing on the tenth of Shevat in 1950, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the Rebbe’s father-in-law and predecessor, published a discourse titled “Basi L’gani”. The discourse expounds on many ideas from the Torah that highlight the imp...
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