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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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US Politics

Alon Gotstein responds to Archbishop Tutu about Palestine and Gaza

Editor’s Note: Although I believe that it is Alon Gottstein, not Tutu, who has no willingness to honestly confront the history and present reality of Israel, I believe that the deepest truths emerge from the intellectual struggle between different perspectives and …
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True Wisdom From West Bank Palestinians

Editor’s note: Sami Awad’s statement below provides an immediate and clear answer to those who think that there are no Palestinians with whom Israelis could work to build the preconditions for peace between Israel and Palestine. Awad’s endorsement of Tikkun‘s book Embracing …
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What to Do About ISIS

Start by recognizing where ISIS came from. The U.S. and its junior partners destroyed Iraq, left a sectarian division, poverty, desperation, and an illegitimate government in Baghdad that did not represent Sunnis or other groups. Then the U.S. armed and trained ISIS and allied groups in Syria.
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War & Peace

From Just War to Just Peace–a message from progressive Catholics

From Just War to Just Peace: The Time Is Now “Those who use the sword are sooner or later destroyed by it.” – Matthew 27:52   “If we cannot know from the New Testament that Christ totally rejects violence, then …
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