It's really important for you to come to this event! Monday evening, March 14th, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Pauley Ballroom in the Student Union Building at the University of California, Berkeley (corner of Bancroft and Telegraph). We need you there. Read this to understand why it's important. Then please go to www.tikkun.org/celebrate to register!!!

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Jews & Spiritual Progressives Welcome Mubarak Resignation; but not a military or "security" force coup to replace him

This joyous moment reminds us once again of Tikkun's main lesson: DO NOT BE REALISTIC. Never allow the people with power in the economy, politics or the media to tell you that fundamental change is "unrealistic" and that you must settle for minor reforms while keeping  the fundamental problems untouched. Remember that this kind of advice was in place in Egypt four weeks ago, and that ordinary people, not big shots, just little guys like us, changed history!


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Many Jews from around the world support Egyptian self-determination because of Judaism's own historic past with Egypt. So while the Jewish establishment expresses its concerns, most younger Jews rejoice at the flourishing of freedom.

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Editor's Note: We at Tikkun/NSP who often critique the extremism and violence that characterizes Israeli attacks on Palestinians and Arabs have an equal responsibility to critique the extremists in the Arab world. Ziad Asali, former chair of the ADC (Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee), was an honoree at a Tikkun/NSP conference in D.C. in 2004. Asali and Ibish present a critique of extremist ideas in the Arab and Muslim world that should be taken seriously by Arabs and Muslims around the world. And just as we resist any attempt to blame all Jews for the behavior of the Israeli government and its repressive policies against Palestinians, we resist any attempts to blame Islam itself or all Arabs or all Muslims for the violent assault on Christians (or Jews) that take place both in the discourse and actions of some Arab and Muslim extremists. Yet as we make clear in our analysis of some ideas in the Jewish world and as Asali and Ibish make clear in their analysis of some ideas in the Arab/Islamic world, both communities have an obligation to do more to critique the kind of thinking that gives support to ther extremists or justifies them because of the (alleged or real) "evil" of their enemies. --Rabbi Michael Lerner
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Political and environmental reasons to stop eating animals.
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A note to our Readers from Rabbi Lerner Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

It is not an appeal for money, though we sure could use your help on that front too! But that's not where I'm going here.
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Oh people don't you weep: a protest song for Easter or a Passover Seder Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Mishy Lesser adapted the traditional Black Spiritual, Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep, Don't You Mourn, and added contemporary verses for Passover that speak to the many faces of our current crisis.  I am hoping people will create their own verses, send them to MishyLesser@gmail.com
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