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Tikkun (1 November 2015) 30 (4): 20–21.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... The policies of the Israeli right, including the Likud Party and parties even further to the right, are designed to create the opposite. When a democracy rules millions who are not its citizens, it can only spell the end of that democracy. Thus, the demand to extend democratic rights to Palestinians...
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Tikkun (1 August 2016) 31 (3): 71–72.
Published: 01 August 2016
... theology of dialogue. It is instead the submission of the self to the other, the principled suppression of self- interest in order to honor alterity (otherness). Ethics is thus rooted in asymmetry and hierarchy, in which other is always superior to self. The responsibility for the other is generated by...
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Tikkun (1 April 2017) 32 (2): 29–32.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Palestinians. In Israel, the peace process is embraced by the left and used by the right; it serves to maintain hope and stall progress. But the problem with the “peace process” is that it is not based on equal claims and reciprocity with Palestinians. The very founding of the process is thus one-sided...
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Tikkun (1 August 2013) 28 (3): 72.
Published: 01 August 2013
... thus far: love at first sight ends in marriage. The NGO administrator can finally quit the dead-end job and be a stay-at-home mom, lobbying to remove the ice-cream truck from the park. The baby sons resemble their mothers or else their paternal grandfathers. Slender men   in bright shirts...
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Tikkun (1 August 2016) 31 (3): 26–27.
Published: 01 August 2016
... environmental crisis is not solvable locally. Thus, while grass-roots movements are essential building blocks and catalysts they cannot be substituted for a broader political strategy to transform policy and power at the national level. The new “environmental” corporate establishment has managed to reduce...
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Tikkun (1 January 2015) 30 (1): 44.
Published: 01 January 2015
... recognizes that over time a family might lose its land. In ancient Israel, agricultural land could not be bought or sold; but it could be lost through foreclosure because of indebtedness. Thus the law mandates its restoration every half century (see Lev. 25:10–28). In the world of biblical...
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Tikkun (1 April 2012) 27 (2): 43–67.
Published: 01 April 2012
... because, according to the traditional interpretation and virtually all modern scholarly ones, in this chapter Jesus declares a major aspect of the Torah’s laws, the laws of kashrut (keeping kosher), no longer valid, thus representing a major rupture with the beliefs and practices of virtually all other...
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Tikkun (1 January 2011) 26 (1): 57.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Brian McLaren Third, we need to take care of our own souls—individually and communally. In the push and rush of opportunities and crises, we can work too hard and overcommit. If we’re not careful, we’ll damage ourselves, thus limiting our long-term impact. I’m struggling with this right now, and...
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Tikkun (1 November 2012) 27 (4): 42–43.
Published: 01 November 2012
... away from a coherent analysis of the realities of American society, and thus blinds him to what could and really needs to be done. In his article for Tikkun and at more length in his book The Obama Question , Gary Dorrien characterizes Obama as a “communitarian, mostly of a progressive-leaning...
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Tikkun (1 August 2016) 31 (3): 58–59.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., with no expectation of the evils which befell them.” She is not there; but in fact she is also here , in her Israeli homeland. Dalia Ravikovitch has crafted a poetic voice which, suspended between heaven and earth, is both intimate and remote, thus mirroring the multifaceted ambiguity of daily life in...
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Tikkun (1 August 2008) 23 (3): 92.
Published: 01 August 2008
... you’ve put the book down, sends you as parentheses of history—thus if over a cliff, feet still churning like electric the title, Old W ar—a perspec­ beater blades, moving too fast to be seen. tive made possible in large part You know to expect the screeching...
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Tikkun (1 November 2008) 23 (4): 17.
Published: 01 November 2008
... one on his lapel. of the authenticity of a supple and vulnerable human community, we require each other to pledge allegiance to a common mental image of community that blankets a universal solitude. Thus the flag pin. When Obama stands before us as a candidate for president without his flag...
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Tikkun (1 April 2010) 25 (2): 47–49.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... It is in eternity, which is supreme overtime because it is a never-ending present, that you are at once before all past time and after all future time.” Thus from a theological perspective the act of creation is a timeless act; it comes about through time. And time is created...
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Tikkun (1 January 2015) 30 (1): 35–36.
Published: 01 January 2015
... merchants ( setthi ) and householders ( gahapatis ) — controllers of property, moneylenders, often even usurers — were the primary supporters of the early monastic community. Giving material support ( amisa- dana ) to the monkhood thus ranks in Buddhist doctrine as the most effective way for laypeople to...
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Tikkun (1 January 2010) 25 (1): 81.
Published: 01 January 2010
... that is neither romanticized nor ideological. A must-read Pinsky reading twenty-one choice selections). Thus, this collection of “poems to for anyone interested in the varieties of religious experience or the cultural read aloud" reaches across an impressively broad range, ancient to contempo­...
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Tikkun (1 August 2015) 30 (3): 54–55.
Published: 01 August 2015
... system and exacerbated by financial incentives that rely on the profits of acute care settings for treatment of terminal illness. In a perverse dialectic, medicine with all its technological and clinical advances, has in fact failed the very people it was supposed to help. Thus, Gawande notes, even...
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Tikkun (1 April 2015) 30 (2): 38–39.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... Hence, we are all inextricably linked in a network of karma (force created by a person’s actions), where action is not only inevitable, but inevitably has tangible consequences toward everything in nature. Thus, as Rajiv Malhotra notes in his book Being Different , the dharmic philosophy of ahimsa...
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Tikkun (1 January 2011) 26 (1): 68–69.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Wendy Elisheva Somerson Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2011 A s a J ew, the most important healing work I can do for both myself and the world is to work with other Jews to move through our historical trauma, thus finding the strength to combat the Israeli occupation of Palestine. In doing...
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Tikkun (1 November 2015) 30 (4): 39.
Published: 01 November 2015
... with Israeli citizenship are treated as third- class citizens and Sephardic Jews are considered second-class citizens. Thus, over 70 percent of the people under Israel’s rule have either no rights or are, at best, subject to constant, systematic discrimination. The way forward must be for the world...
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Tikkun (1 January 2016) 31 (1): 52–55.
Published: 01 January 2016
... passage to a realm beyond this one, in a heaven, paradise, pure land, or some ideally conceived realm of the afterlife. These religions thus exhibit world-denying characteristics and tend to deemphasize the value of efforts to make this world a better one, unless this endeavor is tied up with attaining a...