Articles

Chanukah and Christmas: Don’t Let the Light Go Out

Join or Donate Now!   Don’t Despair.  Hope is the Chanukah and Christmas Message…so don’t let the light go out!!!   A note from Rabbi Michael Lerner   Honestly, do you know anyone who has not been struggling with some …
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Israel/Palestine

Jerusalem and Chanukah–Rabbi Lerner’s letter printed in S.F. Chronicle

Opinion Letters to the Editor, Dec. 9 San Francisco Chronicle December 9, 2017 Of course, Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel. But it is also the capital of the State of Palestine, currently occupied by the Israeli …
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US Politics

Anti-Ageism: The Next Big Social Movement

  By Ruth Ray Karpen A Review of Ending Ageism or How Not to Shoot Old People By Margaret Morganroth Gullette Rutgers University Press, 2017 Forty years ago, Erdman Palmore, a senior fellow at the Duke University Center for the Study …
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Israel/Palestine

Trump’s Arrogant Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Rabbi Michael Lerner’s insightful critique of Trump’s arrogant recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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Global Capitalism

The Global Growth of Right Wing Extremism

Editor’s note: Thanks to Tikkun’s media ally  TomDispatch.com for its analysis, below, of the European versions of Trumpism by John Feffer and the introduction by Tom Engelhardt. In that introduction, Engelhardt wisely notes that there is a method to Trump’s …
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US Politics

Gangster Capitalism and Nostalgic Authoritarianism

Gangster capitalism and nostalgic authoritarianism in Trump’s America by HENRY A. GIROUX Just one year into the Donald Trump presidency, not only have the failures of American democracy become clear, but many of the darkest elements of its history have been …
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Who Gets to Speak about Anti-Semitism? “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice” at the New School for Social Research

These panelists have right to talk about anti-Semitism the same way they have a right to talk about gender disparity, and racism, and police brutality, and poverty. Because in all of those, and more, they are in the streets fighting every day.
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Israel/Palestine

Reflections on a Panel on anti-Semitism

    Editor’s note: Shaul Magid answers below a set of criticisms being published in other Jewish publications about a forum on anti-Semitism sponsored by JVP, the leading Jewish organization supporting Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in  the Jewish world.  …
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US Politics

Walden on the Rocks

Editor’s note: Ariel Dorfman is one of the greatest living writers. Read and enjoy his reflections, inspired in part by the 200th anniversary of the birth of Thoreau. Walden on the Rocks Ariel Dorfman Yale Center for British Art, Paul …
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US Politics

ESRA–the Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Full Text of the ESRA   [Note: the Constitution does not specify the length or form of Constitutional Amendments. With reactionary forces re-interpreting the Constitution to make corporations a person with rights while dismantling equal rights legislation when it applies to …
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US Politics

The Republican Tax Cuts Could Bankrupt Our Country

Dear senators: Don’t bankrupt our country Jeffrey Sachs     ||     November 20, 2017     ||     CNN Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are …
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US Politics

Thanksgiving Mythology and Reality

The Thanksgiving Myth by Cliff DuRand [This talk was given at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel of Allende, November 23, 2008] In many ways the Thanksgiving celebration is a unique festivity. As harvest festivals go it’s not particularly unusual: …
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Global Capitalism

A Note From Germany

FROM GENDER TO JAMAICA by Victor Grossman, Tikkun’s Berlin Correspondant   It didn’t affect many people directly, but even small victories are welcome these days. Germany’s Constitutional Court just ruled that no-one should be forced to declare themselves officially male …
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US Politics

Sodomites in our own time

Rabbi Rothbaum presents a humorous yet actually very serious account of what it means to be a Sodomite today. Though we in the liberal and progressive world might immediately identify his description with the policies of the Trump Administration and …
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War & Peace

North Korea: A Logical Path to Peace

  Jonathan Granoff, President Global Security Institute, UN Representative of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, and Ambassador for Peace, Security and Nuclear Disarmament of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chair of the International Law Section of the …
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