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Islam

Profound Rethinking by Muslims of The Meanings of Their Holy Texts and Traditions

{Editor’s Note: Most of us in the West have very little familiarity with the complexities of sophisticated intellectual and theological debate that takes place in the Islamic world. Just as in the Jewish world a tradition of interpretation developed which …
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Health

How Nigeria Defeated Ebola

How Nigeria Defeated Ebola by Kristin Peterson, Morenike O. Folayan, and Aminu Yakubu   Ada Igonoh was the physician who pronounced Patrick Sawyer dead. Four days after he had been admitted to First Consultants Medical Centre, she found him collapsed …
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Global Capitalism

Grassroots Venezuelans in the Midst of the Economic War

https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11177 The Real Price of Trump’s Venezuela Sanctions https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/13332   By RYAN MALLETT-OUTTRIM, August 25th 2017 TAGS economic crisis 2017 U.S. sanctions Five hundred and sixty seven thousand dead children. That was the death toll of international sanctions on Saddam’s Iraq, according …
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US Politics

Jews Staying with Trump Disgrace Themselves

We received this from our media ally Portside:   The Trump Administration’s Most Prominent Jews Disgrace Themselves   Dana Milbank August 18, 2017 Washington Post What Gary Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner did – or, rather, what they didn’t …
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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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