Editorials & Actions

I need your help and I need it now.

I understand if you feel deeply troubled by what has been happening in the United States and around the world this past year. I know I do. But I also have a lot to be grateful for in my personal …
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Israel/Palestine

The Dispute about the Opera on Klinghoffer

The following article is from ha’aretz newspaper in Tel Aviv: Why an American-Israeli Jew like me saw ‘Klinghoffer’ Raw, uneasy, complicated and messy: Despite its faults, the Met Opera’s ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ is simply not the anti-Semitic bogeyman the protesters …
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Israel/Palestine

Palestinians torn over contact with Israelis: Univearsity’s exclusion of journalist Amira Hass raises questions about boycott policy Date: October 20, 2014 Subject: ***Palestinians torn over contact with Israelis: Univearsity’s exclusion of journalist Amira Hass raises questions about boycott policy Amira Hass …
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Environment

Don’t Let “recreational marijuana” be brought to you by Monsanto Corporation

Tired of fake organic food and phony eco-forestry lumber? Get ready for recreational marijuana – brought to you by Monsanto Corporation!   By Paul Cienfuegos, published October 20, 2014   I am really worried that the social movement to legalize …
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US Politics

Earth Lost Half Its Wildlife in the Past Four Decades!!!

A new, comprehensive study of the world’s wildlife population has drastically reduced its 2012 estimate. Why? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer. Earth lost half its wildlife in the past four decades, according to the most comprehensive study of animal populations …
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US Politics

Fukushima, Miso Soup and Me–by Sheila Parks

Rabbi Lerner’s note: I have no way of assessing the accuracy of this article by Sheila Parks. But on the off chance that it is accurate, it seems important enough for the well-being of our community of caring people for …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on Crusaders and Zionists

Uri Avnery October 11, 2014                                                 Crusaders and Zionists LATELY, THE words “Crusaders” and “Zionists” have been appearing more and more often as twins. In a documentary about ISIS I just saw, they appeared together in almost …
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Are We in the Process of Creating a “Palestinian Exception” to Free Speech and Academic Freedom?

 Are We Creating A “Palestinian Exception” To Free Speech and Academic Freedom? by   ALLAN C. Brownfeld Freedom of speech and academic freedom are long established and respected pillars of our free society.  At the present time, however, we seem to …
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“God and Goddess Emerging” and “A Beaked and Feathered God”: A Free Peek at Two Subscriber-Only Articles from Our Summer Issue

Have you gotten a chance to check out Tikkun’s Summer 2014 print issue “Thinking Anew About God”? A significant number of Tikkun readers have told us that they don’t believe in God. No worries! Our managing editor and many of our authors identify as agnostics or atheists too. Check out two free articles from this latest issue!
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Israel/Palestine

Palestinian Authority President Abbas’ Speech to the UN General Assembly Sept 26, 2014

Abbas appealed to the world body to draw up a specific timetable for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.   PA President Mahmoud Abbas. (photo credit:REUTERS) Mr. President, At the outset, I wish to extend our sincere congratulations upon your election …
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Judaism

Planting the Seed of Eternity

Planting the Seed of Eternity: A Meditation on Rosh Hashanah & Our Planet By Rabbi David Seidenberg On Rosh Hashanah, after every time we hear the sound of the shofar, we call out the words, Hayom harat olam. This expression …
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climate

The Climate March Was Great. Now What?

Hundreds of thousands of us marched against climate change Sunday to emphasize to the political leaders of the world assembling at the UN in the next few days that this is an issue of intense concern for the people of the world. We demand action, not just pious statements of concern!
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Environment

Please Come to the Citizens’ Climate March Sept 21 in NYC

  Dear friends, The People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, in New York City will be the largest demonstration yet for climate sanity. We hope you can join us there that day. Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP) have been working in …
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US Politics

The Myth of American Exceptionalism by Stephen Walt

Editor’s Note: Stephen Walt wrote this piece in 2011, but it is just as relevant today as Americans are lining up for yet another war. What Walt misses, in my view, is that many Americans are motivated by a genuine …
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US Politics

Denying Palestinians Their Humanity: A Response to Elie Wiesel by Sara Roy

Denying Palestinians Their Humanity A Response to Elie Wiesel by SARA ROY Mr. Wiesel, I read your statement about Palestinians, which appeared in The New York Times on August 4th. I cannot help feeling that your attack against Hamas and stunning accusations of …
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