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Published: 01 January 2014
Aidan McRae Thomson “At the Great Mosque, there are tourist brochures from which it seems clear that Spain would love to forget its Muslim (and Jewish) past,” the author writes. Aidan McRae Thomson. / “At the Great Mosque, there are tourist brochures from which it seems clear that Spain would More
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Published: 01 November 2013
Colleen Proppé “Mother Nature” smiles up from the ground in this imaginative portrait created by second graders. “Plants, rocks, soil, water, and feathers seem to invite a kind of transformation in the minds of children,” Gomes writes. Colleen Proppé. / “Mother Nature” smiles up from the ground More
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Published: 01 April 2014
Image © 2008 by Bryan Collier. Lincoln and Douglas © 2008 by Nikki Giovanni. Used by permission of Henry Holt & Co, LLC. All rights reserved. Some abolitionists believed the Constitution was “a pact with the Devil because it seemed to sanction enslavement,” Livingston writes, but they More
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Published: 01 January 2013
Laura Beckman ( laurabeckman.com ) Marx describes religion as the imaginary flowers adorning the chain that holds us captive and envisions a day when we “shake off the chain and pluck the living flower.” Is this framing as anti-religious as some seem to think? One could argue that the flowers on More
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Tikkun (1 January 2016) 31 (1): 9–10.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... Rarely do leftist Democrats or even Greens articulate that the individualistic, “look out for number one” ethos of the competitive marketplace leaves many Americans feeling surrounded by people who seem to care only about themselves and who will do anything to advantage themselves without regard to the...
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Tikkun (1 August 2016) 31 (3): 53–54.
Published: 01 August 2016
... modernism seemed to render religion irrelevant. At best, Judaism was reduced to a pleasant retreat where one fled from the conflicts of “real life” to achieve peace of mind. The Rav rejected this emasculation of Judaism. To be properly understood, observed, and experienced, Torah demanded man’s full...
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Tikkun (1 August 2008) 23 (3): 89.
Published: 01 August 2008
... violence seemed endless—a rock-throwing intifada m et by over­ dle East—th at the establishm ent of a Jewish state m eant the reaction in the form of broken bones and destroyed homes, sui­ dispossession of the Arab majority th a t lived on th at land. I cide bombers killing innocent Jews followed by...
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Tikkun (1 January 2011) 26 (1): 46.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Pamela Greenberg Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2011 L ooking around the world these days it is easy to feel anxiety rising in one’s chest and throat. The forms of pollution and suffering are endless. As in the story of Noah, the earth is full of violence. Change does not seem to be arriving...
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Tikkun (1 January 2015) 30 (1): 47–48.
Published: 01 January 2015
... chaplain. Reece describes the premature infants as “blue, spider-delicate in nests of tubes … their faces resigned in plastic attics.” It seems reckless to let oneself love something so fragile, so unlikely to survive, but Reece affirms, almost as if to convince himself, “It is correct to love even at the...
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Tikkun (1 August 2012) 27 (3): 72.
Published: 01 August 2012
... way of Alexander. . . Not his religion, even, but his ancestors’, and so worth respecting; worth disrespecting, to his enemies, because he, a Hazara, is Shiite, and they’re Sunnis. The semi-automatic cradled in his hands seems hardly a weapon, capped with a pagoda- or minaret-shaped cone...
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Tikkun (1 April 2013) 28 (2): 72.
Published: 01 April 2013
... different, the way the woods you got lost in as a kid seem small   and disappointing when you return to them older, because I hadn’t been out of there that long, less than a year, and as far as I could tell in    the December blur, beyond the slight expansion of the motherhouse infirmary, where the sick...
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Tikkun (1 August 2016) 31 (3): 57.
Published: 01 August 2016
... café for good; and none at the tombstones marking the graves of my dreams’ casualties, overgrown with cacti, fenced by rusty barbed wire in the cemetery of my life. We grew up on silence, hard and dark as basalt and if my eyes seem moist to you today—it’s the north wind scorching...
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Tikkun (1 August 2015) 30 (3): 27.
Published: 01 August 2015
... “realists” to show that war is the best option. The empirical evidence seems to be that war is a failure that only brings war in its wake. In the articles that follow, we enlarge the conversation on nonviolence to go beyond resistance to governments and talk about nonviolent statecraft , that is...
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Tikkun (1 September 2007) 22 (5): 96.
Published: 01 September 2007
... heritage While I’m not one of those harsh crit­ who supports Israel’s right to exist but ics who dismiss AIPAC as just a pack of not to dominate, I fin d I ’m caught in the apes, it does seem as if they’ve gotten middle. On one hand anti-Sem ites who stuck in big stick thinking...
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Tikkun (1 January 2013) 28 (1): 61–62.
Published: 01 January 2013
... accept his prayer, even in something other than the sacred tongue, and he does so very humbly—but he also seems almost to be daring God not to. Can You hear me this time? In the language of non-Jews? Can You understand me, tongue-tied, stammering in obscure speech to a foreign audience? He is at once...
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Tikkun (1 January 2015) 30 (1): 9–10.
Published: 01 January 2015
... public building?” Westmoreland said, “No.” Then Colbert asked, “What are the Ten Commandments?” Westmoreland looked chagrined. “What are all of ’em? You want me to name ’em all?” He couldn’t do it. It seems that, for Westmoreland, the Ten Commandments are primarily a cultural icon...
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Tikkun (1 April 2016) 31 (2): 62–63.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the 1960s seem, by contrast, not only well organized but also relatively successful. Movement after movement has arisen, made a mark, and then apparently disappeared. It should be noted that many of the participants remain the same people, growing older but hanging on. ( Tikkun and Rabbi Michael...
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Tikkun (1 April 2010) 25 (2): 50.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... ativity at the heart of the universe. TA hundred years ago, such predictions would have seemed It should come as no shock that God could entail much more straightforward. At the height of the secularization thesis, it was than a supernatural being. There are plenty of religious believers assumed...
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Tikkun (1 November 2014) 29 (4): 21.
Published: 01 November 2014
... disabilities, from the everyday violence of harassment and exclusion to the acute violence of coercive medical interventions and electric shock treatments. Others describe beautiful new rituals and deep spiritual insights arising within disability culture. Some wrestle with scriptures that seem to equate...
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Tikkun (1 January 2009) 24 (1): 47–48.
Published: 01 January 2009
... together. While independence and freedom are marks of our genius, interdependence and mutual responsibility are expressions of our soul. Our genius and soul are now partly yours to weave. The crises of our time seem unparalleled. Will you fire us to trans­ form our troubled individualized...