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Spirituality

God is NOT a Particle!

  Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 | Posted by Allen L Roland Search for God Eventually Leads to Love The eye of God in outer space / NASA photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has been labeled the ‘Eye of …
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War & Peace

Netanyahu vs. Iran’s Rouhani–Which one do you trust more?

Rabbi Lerner’s comment:  Who do you trust more, Iran’s new President Rouhani or Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu?  Please read the article by my former friend John Judis. Netanyahu Said Something Shockingly Bad at the UN BY JOHN B. JUDIS Iran’s new …
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War & Peace

Responding to Iran’s President Rouhani–by Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery September 28, 2013                                                               The Real Bomb   YEARS AGO I disclosed one of the biggest secrets about Iran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was an agent of the Mossad.   Suddenly, all the curious details …
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War & Peace

Syria: What Obama Should Do

                                            Sept. 9, 2013 Dear Fellow Tikkunistas (those committed to tikkun olam–the healing and transforming of our world), Aryeh Cohen, …
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Judaism

High Holiday Repentance Workbook 2013 / 5774

To acknowledge our own screw-ups is an important first step. But the High Holidays are not about getting ourselves to feel guilty, but rather engaging in a process of change. If we don’t make those changes internally and in our communities and in our society, all the breast-beating and self-criticism become an empty ritual.
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US Politics

Responses to the Prosecution of Whistle Blowers

NPR, mistakenly still identified as a liberal news source when in fact for the past decade at least it has been so worried about losing its funding that it has bent over backwards to accommodate governmental and corporate spins on …
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US Politics

Pragmatic Compromises Will Never Yield the World We Seek

The Democratic Party is constantly compromising to placate the Right but almost never seeks to placate the Left. To break free of this cycle, liberals need to question a capitalist assumption that too often finds support in the liberal world: that material well-being is the primary key to happiness.
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US Politics

The Violence of Organized Forgetting by Henry Giroux

Henry Giroux is a frequent contributor to Tikkun and our blog Tikkun Daily. In this article, which appeared first on TruthOut, he summarizes much of his recent thinking brilliantly. Please take the time to read it! –Rabbi Michael Lerner The …
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US Politics

Trayvon Martin and Tisha B’av: A Jewish Response

The acquittal by jury of George Zimmerman who shot and murdered the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was emblematic of the consistent  racism and double standard used in the treatment of minority groups or those deemed “Other” in the U.S. …
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Capitalism, Democracy and Elections

Yet for those of us committed to non-violently replacing capitalism (the global system of class domination, inequality and militarism all rooted in and expanding an ethos of materialism, selfishness, and endless growth without regard to the environmental, social justice, and spiritual consequences) with a new system based on love, generosity, caring for each other and caring for the earth, elections must play an important role along with demonstrations, mass actions (like consumer boycotts and removing investments from some banks and corporations).
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Judaism

You Don’t Have to be Jewish…to get a lot of spiritual nourishment from Rabbi Lerner’s High Holiday Services in Berkeley, Ca.

You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to get a lot out of my High Holiday services–people come from all over the world to experience a spiritually rich and nurturing transformative experience in Berkeley, California.  www.beyttikkun.org   Beyt Tikkun High Holy …
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US Politics

We at Tikkun are proud to announce that Rabbi Arthur Waskow and his wife and partner Rabbi Phyllis Berman will be co-leading High Holiday services with Rabbi Michael Lerner on Yom KippurSept. 13-14. You don’t have to be Jewish and you don’t have …
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Spirituality

Being the Love You Seek by Kenneth L. Meyer

A Poem by Spiritual Progressive Kenneth L. Meyer www.drkenmeyer.com A personal reflection on life’s purpose:   To cultivate the courage and willingness necessary to live fully, embodied in our fragile human form, to be fully forgiven and forgiving, non-defensive and …
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Israel/Palestine

Occupation? What Occupation? Uri Avnery on Denial as Central to Israel’s 46th Year of Occupation of Palestine

It is deeply troubling and sad to watch not only Israelis, but also the major institutions of American Jewish life remain in complete denial of the pain caused to the Palestinian people by the continuation of Israel’s occupation and its …
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Israel/Palestine

Two State Solution is the Only Solution–says Uri Avnery, Leader of the Israeli Peace Movement Gush Shalom

Uri Avnery, chair of Israel’s peace movement Gush Shalom in Tel Aviv, challenges those lefties and righties who repeat the mantra that “the 2 state soluiton is dead.” If only the “One State” solution is on the agenda, he points …
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