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Tikkun Olam

How Should We Respond To Human Need?

Psalm 41:2: Happy are those who give to the needy. The Hebrew verb for the word give, maskil, has multiple meanings. This ambiguity of meaning provides an opportunity for one of the rabbinic sages, Rabbi Jonah to think differently about taking care of the needy. Three differing versions of Jonah's "think different" approach are presented in this text study.
Type: Text Study

Rabbis and the God of Transformation

Rabbi Walt discusses a vision of a transformative Judaism, expressed in both the realms of the spiritual (tikkun ha-nefesh) and the social (tikkun ha-olam), applied to the problems of our day. Excerpted from a sermon at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College graduation. From the Winter 1997/1998 Reconstructionism Today magazine, Volume 5 Number 2.
Type: RT Article


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