Editorials & Actions

How to Create a Tikkun/NSP (Network of Spiritual Progressives) Presence in YOUR Community

How to Create a Tikkun/Spiritual Progressive presence in your community. Our goal: A change in consciousness. Nothing will change in our world till we have popularized the following notions: 1. Our well being depends upon the well-being of everyone else …
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US Politics

Lerner in Seattle and Bellingham

        Bellingham, Wa. Nov. 14 (Thursday) at 7 PM: Rabbi Lerner speaks on “The Spiritual Transformation and Healing of the World: Building a Spiritually Progressive Political Party.” Location: 210 Academic Instructional Center West at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington (park at Fairhaven College, then walk through the …
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Israel/Palestine

Some Israeli Soldiers Trained to Violate Palestinians–not as an exception but as standard procedure

This Op-Ed appeared in Haaretz, 12-Nov, 2013 both in Print and on Haaretz.co.il. It was not posted on the English Haaretz.com edition, as of 12-November, 2013, 23:30 Israel Standard Time. http://www.haaretz.co.il/opinions/.premium-1.2162720   The Army’s Training Ground Avihai Stohler Somewhere in …
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Environment

Environmental Alert: Join Us in Making Revolutionary Changes to Save Life on Earth

As the oceans rise to earth-destroying levels, the agricultural heartlands turn to desert, and the rate of skin cancer grows to match the rate of the common cold… now is the time to talk honestly with the American public about dramatically reducing consumption, combating the immense power of the 1 percent, and preparing ourselves to counter the mainstream media’s obfuscations of the urgency of the coming crisis.
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Judaism

Uri Avnery on Ovadia Yosef

Ovadia’s Choice   WHEN RABBI Ovadia Yosef first appeared on the national scene, I heaved a deep sigh of relief.   Here was the man I had dreamed of: a charismatic leader of oriental Jews, a man of peace, a …
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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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