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US Politics

Charlottesville: Where Do We Stand by Arthur Green

WHERE DO WE STAND? by Rabbi Arthur Green     American Jews looked on with horror at the events unfolding in Charlottesville – and elsewhere – over this past weekend.  Indeed, we have felt a shudder ever since the awful …
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US Politics

Jews Are NOT “White” in 21st century USA

Take a look at the alleged white privilege of Jews in Charlottesville, Virginia At Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, VA, we are deeply grateful for the support and prayers of the broader Reform Jewish community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the …
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Race

Racism After Charlottesville

The Staying Power of Racism After Charlottesville By Rabbi Michael Lerner Though the focus of a right-wing rally in Charlottesville this past Saturday was to protest the decision of the local city council to remove a statue honoring Confederate general …
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Interfaith

Australian Rabbi speaking at a Mosque

Below I share some of my talk at a Mosque the other day. The fact that this talk happened at all is a tribute to the good people playing a leadership role in this community. Two Sydney synagogues had hosted …
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War & Peace

Never Give Up Working for Peace by Jonathan Granoff

  NEVER FORGET VIRTUE, NEVER FORGET HIROSHIMA, NEVER GIVE UP WORKING FOR PEACE 08/08/2017 11:14 pm ET | Updated 1 day ago   There are historical matters toward which our ongoing attention is worthy because of their relevance today. Here are some examples: …
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War & Peace

The Pentagon’s Success Story

Editor’s note: Thanks to our media ally TomDispatch.com we present another analysis of American military power–no, not about atomic wars, but about overthrowing governments around the world. Can the Pentagon Win When Putsch Comes to Shove? A Rare Pentagon “Success” …
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US Politics

Trump’s Christian Nationalism–and how to effectively counter it

Editor’s note: this important article below shows a troubling development in American society. Yet like so much that comes from our leftwing allies, it shows no understanding of why these scary politics have emerged and how it could be responded …
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US Politics

Republicans’ Immigration Plan: A Whiter America

Republicans’ immigration plan: A whiter America  By Emile Schepers Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican immigrant who has lived in a church to avoid immigration authorities for the past three months, speaks after leaving the church May 12, in downtown Denver. Supporters say …
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US Politics

America’s Wars by Tom Engelhardt

Editor’s note: Below, another analysis of America’s wars from our media ally TomDispatch.com. As you know, the way to overcome all this is not only to protest against this militarism, but to convince the Left that it needs to promote …
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Environment

The Invisible Monster of Climate Change

  Editor’s note: Tikkun’s media ally TomDispatch.com has produced another valuable analysis, this time in the form of a dystopian forecast of what might be coming by 2050. Below is how its editor Tom Engelhardt introduces this scary yet sadly …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel Freak Out About Hebron

Editor’s note: Uri Avnery is chair of the Israeli Peace Movement GUSH SHALOM and a frequent contributor to Tikkun. Abe, Izzy & Bibi 15/07/17by Uri Avnery THE WHOLE thing could have been a huge practical joke, if it had not …
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Economy/Poverty/Wealth

G20 in Hamburg

FIRE AND RIDDLES AT HAMBURG Berlin Bulletin No. 130, July 10, 2017 Victor Grossman, Berlin The concert hall in Hamburg’s wonderful new Elbphilharmonie edifice resounded with Schiller’s thrilling Ode to Joy and world brotherhood in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Nineteen heads of …
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Christianity

Is Christianity today creating atheists?

[Editor's note: While Tikkun is a Jewish magazine and it is also an interfaith and secular-humanist welcoming magazine, many of whose authors and readers are not Jewish. While we claim not special expertise on the problems facing Christianity, some of …
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Israel/Palestine

Outrage at Israel’s Decision to Prevent Mixed Gender Prayer at the Wall in Jerusalem

Editor’s Note: There was a powerful article by Nicole Zimmerman in Ha’aretz on Thursday critiquing American Jews for getting so upset about the rights of non-orthodox Jews to pray at the Western Wall (the Kotel) while never getting upset in …
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Interfaith

Protecting Egypt and its Coptic Christians by James Zogby

Editor’s note: Tikkun presents this note from the Arab American Institute in part because it highlights the need of people of the world to stand up in defense of Christians in the Middle East who are often under attack from …
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