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US Politics

Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

[Note from Tikkun: We are happy to share with you the latest thinking of Tikkun's contributing editor Henry Giroux. We have a strategy to defeat Trumpism, and a training on how to be an effective progressive activist in the Trump …
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US Politics

An appeal for a creative nonviolence by Dieter Duhm

Nonviolence: Attempt at an Answer by Dieter Duhm Translated from the German original by Martin Winiecki and Dara Silverma I. I was around 14 when I heard about Concentration Camps for the first time.  It was information in history class; …
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War & Peace

Our Misguided “Wars of Choice”

Our misguided ‘wars of choice’Jeffrey D. SachsThere is one foreign policy goal that matters above all the others, and that is to keep the United States out of a new war, whether in Syria, North Korea, or elsewhere. In recent …
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Culture

Poetry: The Ten (or so) Plagues by Nicola Morris

God is a visual and auditory learner his angels say.  He doesn’t like to read but show him a picture of twenty dead children, tell him he’s the least popular god in the history of gods and then he’ll drop …
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Culture

Poetry: Love Letter to Syria by Laura Lauth

Love Letter to Syria  by Laura Lauth The bats cross and recross the dusk. What they hear is theirs to eat. Wind chimes admit the many worlds through. Our key lime comes to bloom. We’re living here in spring—a blaze …
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Judaism

Passover and the Wisdom of NOT Knowing

  Passover and The Wisdom of “Not Knowing” by Estelle Frankel “Great questioning, great awakening; little questioning, little awakening; no questioning, no awakening.”—Zen saying Albert Einstein once confessed that he had no special talent and attributed his success as a …
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US Politics

Demobilizing America A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade By It

Demobilizing America  A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade By It  By Tom Engelhardt On successive days recently, I saw two museum shows that caught something of a lost American world and seemed eerily relevant in the Age of …
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Job Opening at Tikkun: Managing Editor

Tikkun magazine is looking for a managing editor to produce its award-winning print magazine and manage its lively online content–someone who is aligned with our goal of contributing to the healing and transforming the world.
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Judaism

Join Us for a Liberation Passover Seder on Tues. April 11 (2nd Seder night) with Emma’s Revolution

  Join Us for A Liberation Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 11 (the 2nd  Seder night) at 6:00 pm in Berkeley Special Guests: Emma’s Revolution Register now: www.beyttikkun.org/seder. Registration closes Monday, April 3rd We survived Pharaoh in Egypt–we can survive and even triumph …
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Israel/Palestine

UN Committee calls Israel an Apartheid State–Discuss

SUPPRESSING U.N. REPORT ON ISRAEL’S MOVE TOWARD APARTHEID IS DANGEROUS FOR U.S. POLICY—-AND FOR                                                     …
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Judaism

Shaul Magid on Levinas and Zionism

You can read this online at: www.tikkun.org/nextgen/shaul-magid-on-levinas-and-zionism Emmanuel Levinas, the Political, and Zionism: Michael Morgan’s Levinas’s Ethical Politics, a Review Essay                                  by   Shaul Magid, …
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US Politics

Is Ryan a Religious Hypocrite? A Priestly Letter to Speaker Paul Ryan from Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox

Is Speaker of the House Paul Ryan a Religious Hypocrite? From Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox   Dear Speaker and Congressman Paul Ryan, As a priest who commemorates his 50th year in the priesthood this year (28 as a Roman Catholic …
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Fiction

Autumn in Jerusalem

As I walked home I felt as if my feet weren’t touching the ground. The bright faces of the handicapped children were imprinted in my memory, and now I thought of each one of them, walking and singing, the nuns looking after them. I retained the light of the convent within me: its grace touched me, expanding an inner space, cheering unknown corners.
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Creating “MLK + 50: A Jubilee Year of Truth and Transformation” Spiritual Roots, Political Fruit: April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018

In May 2016, The Shalom Center began exploring a proposal to make the year from April 4, 2017, to April 4, 2018, an American Jubilee Year of Truth and Transformation — through action as well as emotional and spiritual reflection and repentance.
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US Politics

George Lakey’s 10-point plan to stop Trump and make gains in justice and equality

  I was among the 100,000 who marched in San Francisco’s Women’s March the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. While enthusiasm for the struggle seemed high, an important question was looming: What’s the strategic plan, as we head into the …
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