Editorials & Actions

Judaism

Remembering Reb Zalman–Members of our Tikkun Community Share Their Memories

A variety of Memories of Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi (z’l). We invited people in the Tikkun community to share some memories of their personal connections to Zalman. We cannot publish them all—so many hundreds of people pouring out their wonderful …
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Israel/Palestine

Israeli Lies to Justify Attacks on Hamas Exposed (sadly) Plus more on the War Israel is Waging Against Palestinians

Editor’s Note: The following article from The Forward by JJ Goldberg tells us how the Israeli government lied about what it knew and when it knew it, and about how it manipulated reports of the circumstances of the kidnapping and murders …
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Israel/Palestine

What the Newspapers Don’t Reveal About the Lynch Mentality Spreading Through Israel

Jerusalem Light Rail Train Amjad Shbita, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, an activist in the Israeli Hadash-Maki party (Jewish and Palestinian socialists), who has also worked at the Knesset as a parliamentary assistant, introduces this harrowing account on Facebook by asking a …
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Israel/Palestine

Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: The Holy Cobbler with a Secret

  Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: The Holy Cobbler with a Secret   ….an essay by Shaul Magid The day Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi left this world I happened to be mostly in transit. I took two books with me for the day; …
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Israel/Palestine

Israeli Vengeance Runs Wild–Violating Torah law and International Law

“Thou Shall NOT Take Vengeance” is a key law of Torah, but it is being ignored in Israel today both by the government and by significant parts of the people of the State of Israel (read Chemi Shalev’s article and …
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Judaism

On the Death of Zalman Schachter Shalomi, z’l: A Great Jewish Teacher and the Founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement

Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, and one of the most creative and impactful Jewish theologians of the last forty years, died today. I write with tears in my eyes and love in my heart for …
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US Politics

Noam Chomsky on America’s Real Foreign Policy

America’s Real Foreign Policy: Global Corporatization by Force Whose security is the U.S. military and foreign service protecting? by Noam Chomsky US soldiers participating in live fire drills during NATO training in Germany. (Photo: flickr / cc / MATEUS_27:24&25)The question of …
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Israel/Palestine

Mourning for the Three Murdered Israeli Teens

We at Tikkun are in mourning for the three teens murdered in the West Bank. We find this act painful and outrageous. There can be no excuse for this kind of act. And we know that the revenge/retaliation acts of …
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Israel/Palestine

Free the Kidnapped Israeli Teens

Free the Kidnapped Israeli Teens By Rabbi Michael Lerner Kidnapping anyone, anytime is always a violation of a basic human right. But is even more outrageous when done to children or teens who are particularly vulnerable. So it is with shock and outrage that we at Tikkun …
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Israel/Palestine

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism: A Critique by Abba A. Solomon and Norman Solomon

Editor’s Note: Tikkun supports J Street, Americans for Peace Now, Jewish Voice for Peace, Rabbis for Human Rights, the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives, and any other organization that is vigorously and non-violently working to end the Occupation of the …
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Oliver Stone on Meeting Mikhail Gorbachev

Introduction from Peter Gabel: The situation in Ukraine remains extremely unstable with pro-Russian separatists still engaged in some street battles with the Ukraine army and the Kiev leadership holding “peace talks” with very limited participation from the pro-Russian sector. Meanwhile, …
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israel

Obstacles to a Just and Sustainable Peace Agreement

It will be no surprise to Tikkun readers to note that we have been strongly critical of the Occupation of the West Bank and its treatment of the Palestinian people. Nevertheless, as I’ve explained in detail in Embracing Israel/Palestine (www.tikkun.org/EIP), we view …
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Judaism

Special Seder Messages for Passover

Tikkun’s supplement to the traditional Passover Seder Haggadah is not just for Jews—it will move spiritual progressives both secular and religious. Please feel free to read it and make copies of it for your own use! As we’ve said in …
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War & Peace

Uri Avnery on Crimea, Ukraine, Putin and the Nazis

Uri Avnery March 21, 2014 A Hundred Years Later THERE IS an old Chinese curse that says: “May you live in historic times!” (If there isn’t, there should be.) This week was a historic time. The Crimea seceded from Ukraine. Russia …
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War & Peace

What If They Gave A War and Nobody Paid?

Editor’s note: an interesting article by a Tikkun subscriber and ally. What if they gave a war and nobody paid?  By David Hartsough   “Considering the Tax Shelter.” (Flickr/JD Hancock) As April 15 approaches, make no mistake: The tax money that many of …
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