Editorials & Actions

Islam

In France,another distortion of Islam:anti-Semitism and Family Violence

Editor’s note: though stories of this sort are used to foster Islamophobia, Tikkun insists that our readers be aware of the ongoing racism against Jews that is fostered by some in the name of Islam just as we insist that …
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US Politics

Corporate Tax Cut Propaganda …. by Jeffrey Sachs

Corporate tax cut propaganda Jeffrey D. Sachs        October 20, 2017 The White House is selling a tax cut designed for the rich as a boost for the working class. Cut taxes on capital, the White House claims, …
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Economy/Poverty/Wealth

Discrimination Against Black Workers

Los Angeles Black Worker Center October 5, 2017 Discrimination has created a crisis in the Black community. Although the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act forbids racial discrimination in the workplace, black workers continue to face higher …
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Islam

Islam and anti-Semitism?

Muslims must address ancient texts usurped for anti-Semitism by Dr. Junaid Jahangir I came across a swastika and a “Death to Israel” sign in my latest visit to Pakistan. This is not news to me, as I have heard Friday …
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US Politics

The Torah heading of Noach from Rabbi Zalman Kastel

Seeing and not seeing  (through the prism of  Noah and the Ark) Reflections on my trip to family in New York – Noach   I’m sitting on a flight back home from New York with my young son. Last night …
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Live in NYC or Rockland County? You’re invited!

You are invited a series of events when Rabbi Lerner speaks in NYC and Rockland County!  The President of Brooklyn College has invited him to make a major address Thursday Oct 19 in the series she set up in response …
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Israel/Palestine

Are Jewish Students Facing Anti-Semitism or Intimidation on College Campuses?

    A new study published by Stanford University reveals that Jewish students feel safer on university campuses when they refuse to conflate their Jewish identities with unequivocal support for the State of Israel. By Oren Kroll-Zeldin Members of Students for Justice …
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Judaism

Homo Moralis

HOMO MORALIS A Review of Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Barry L. Schwartz      A child asked his mother, “Where do people come from?” “Well,” the mother said, …
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Israel/Palestine

Thinking about Israel’s Murdered Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by Uri Avnery

It was in the 1950s. The war between David Ben-Gurion and Ha’olam Hazeh,” the weekly magazine of which I was the editor, reached its peak. One day I went to swim at the Galei Gil pool at the entrance to …
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US Politics

Noam Chomsky on The Trump Presidency

(Editor’s note: Noam Chomsky at 89 is one of the great gifts to all of us who seek a world of peace and justice. Thanks to our media ally TomDispatch.com for sharing this with Tikkun magazine and the Network of Spiritual Progressives and …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel, Stop Selling Arms to Myanamar

Editor’s Note: While we agree strongly with the author of the letter to us below that it is tragedy that Israel continues to supply arms to Myanamar, we disagree with the premise that Israel is a “democratic country” as long …
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US Politics

Fighting Racism and Hate

  A lesson from Germany on eradicating a legacy of hate   by Martha Minow   EDU BAYER/THE NEW YORK TIMESA white nationalist carries a Nazi flag during a protest in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12. By Martha Minow   SEPTEMBER 29, 201 …
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Spirituality

The World Needs Repentance

Notes from the Jewish tradition that may be helpful to people in every tradition and to people who need to connect to ancient spiritual wisdom WHAT MAKES THE Jewish approach to repentance and atonement relevant to North American and global …
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War & Peace

Trump on the Warpath by Jeffrey Sachs

Trump on the Warpath Jeffrey Sachs     ||     Sep 27, 2017     ||     Project Syndicate  The US suffers from an arrogance of military power disconnected from today’s geopolitical realities. The US is on this path again, …
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Global Capitalism

Merkel Clobbered While Rightists Threat Grows

[Editor's note: the rise of the racist Right in Germany in the Sept. 2017 election once again demonstrates the weakness of a centrist politics whose only holy principle is compromise in order to get or hold power. Just as in …
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