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Seeing Double: A Middle Eastern Comedy of Errors

In the 1980′s, few Americans knew much about life in the territories Israel had occupied in 1967. Fewer still understood the PLO’s historic offer to settle for a state in less than half what had been Palestine. Yet in 1989, the San Francisco Mime Troupe produced Seeing Double, a mistaken-identity farce that argued for a two-state solution. The seeming unfitness of the genre for the topic proved the secret of the show’s success: laughter allows room for hope.
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Culture

The Women’s Balcony–a delightful film

The Women’s Balcony, a movie which captures a beautiful slice of Israeli life, is a huge upper at a time when many people are feeling depressed and saddened by the state of our world. The movie captures the way that …
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Israel/Palestine

The Settlement Legality Debate by Nathaniel Berman

Editor’s Note:  The Spring 2017 issue of Tikkun Magazine is entirely devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Six Days War and the beginning of the Occupation of the West Bank by Israel. It includes a wide range of Israeli …
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War & Peace

Wisdom from a man who prosecuted Nazi war crimes

Introducing: 60 MINUTES ALL ACCESS LEARN MORE + Unlimited, ad-free viewing of 60 Minutes archives, Overtime and extrasToggle  The Nuremberg Prosecutor 60 MINUTES OVERTIME When Ben Ferencz met Marlene Dietrich 60 MINUTES OVERTIME Learning history from a man who made it 60 …
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Environment

Global Population and the Insane Policy of US State Dept.

Just a Glimpse  Mary Anne Mercer Here’s a question about doing good in the world.  How could we prevent nearly half a million unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, or maternal death? I was stunned to read recently that the U.S. State …
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US Politics

National Faith Leaders Statement on Anti-LGBTQ Bills

I’m proud to be part of this group of faith leaders challenging the anti LGBTQ moves that are being taken in many states in the wake of the Trump presidency. Please read our statement and the full list of faith …
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Judaism

Commentary on one of the more difficult readings in Torah by Lisa Rappaport

  [Editor’s note: Some of the weekly Torah readings–called the weekly parasha– are hard to relate to, and this past week’s reading, Parshat Tazria/Metzorah, is among them. More difficult. Rabbinic student in the Aleph program Lisa Rappaport gave one of …
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Israel/Palestine

Yom Ha’Atzma’ut –a rabbinic teaching

Atzma’ut and Atzamot: The Bones of Israel by Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman Reading haftarah on the seventh day of Pesach, we saw through the prophet Ezekiel’s eyes a valley full of dry bones (bikah meleah atzamot) declaring that their hope is gone (avdah tikvateinu). For …
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Environment

March for the Environment April 29–an appeal from Bill McKibben & Tikkun

An appeal from Bill McKibben and Endorsed by Tikkun It is hard to avoid hyperbole when you talk about global warming. It is, after all, the biggest 
thing humans have ever done, and by a very large margin. In the …
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Culture

Cataract Surgery Blues

By Raymond Barglow Last week I handed myself over to a medical team at Kaiser-Oakland that did a cataract surgery on my eyes.  My symptom?  I couldn’t see clearly, and no eye-glass prescription was sufficient any longer to fix the …
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Culture

Poetry: Love Letter to Syria by Laura Lauth

Love Letter to Syria  by Laura Lauth The bats cross and recross the dusk. What they hear is theirs to eat. Wind chimes admit the many worlds through. Our key lime comes to bloom. We’re living here in spring—a blaze …
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US Politics

Globalization vs. Planetization by Leonardo Boff

Editor’s Note: If you wish to be part of the movement to transform globalization to planetization, join our Network of Spiritual Progressives (www.spiritualprogressives.org/join )  and help us get endorsements form your local city councils, state legislatures and Congress people  for …
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Judaism

Passover and the Wisdom of NOT Knowing

  Passover and The Wisdom of “Not Knowing” by Estelle Frankel “Great questioning, great awakening; little questioning, little awakening; no questioning, no awakening.”—Zen saying Albert Einstein once confessed that he had no special talent and attributed his success as a …
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US Politics

Demobilizing America A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade By It

Demobilizing America  A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade By It  By Tom Engelhardt On successive days recently, I saw two museum shows that caught something of a lost American world and seemed eerily relevant in the Age of …
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Job Opening at Tikkun: Managing Editor

Tikkun magazine is looking for a managing editor to produce its award-winning print magazine and manage its lively online content–someone who is aligned with our goal of contributing to the healing and transforming the world.
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