Tikkun Magazine Archives

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Thank you for any yearly support you are willing to give. Best wishes to you as we all attempt to survive the perilous conditions facing us, our country, and the life support system of planet Earth! You and we together can play an important role in healing and transforming our world. Please encourage your friends, family and people on social media to go each week to Tikkun at www.tikkun.org, to participate in our activism and creative thinking, and to donate to keep us alive. Meanwhile, please enjoy the 35 years worth of Tikkun in print preserved on this archived, you'll find some of the wisest thinkers and creative writers in each of those issues.

Rabbi Michael Lerner
Editor, Tikkun
rabbilerner.tikkun@gmail.com


2021 Tikkun Highlights

Below are links to digital versions (PDFs) of Tikkun Magazine from Spring 2011 through Spring/Summer 2020.  Click each "image" or text in "blue" to see the full contents of the magazine.


Vol 33, No 4: Fall 2018

Don't Let the Light Go Out
MICHAEL LERNER

No Other Gods
ANA LEVY-LYONS

Prophetic Empathy
CAT ZAVIS


Vol 33, No 3: Summer 2018

Vision of A Liberated Economy
RIANE EISLER

Feeding Children, Communities and Souls
PAMELA HAINES

The Years of Dialogue
SIDRA DEKOVEN EZRAHI


Vol 33, No 1-2: Winter/Spring 2018 

The Evolution of Identity Politics
ERIC WARD

Decolonizing Jewishness
BEN CASE

Creating a Spiritual Practice to Heal and Transform the World
THANDEKA


Vol 32, No 4: Fall 2017

Ecological Civilization
DAVID KORTEN

Anti-Semitism, Uprootedness, and Zionism
MIKI KASHTAN

The Magic of Emergence
NATAN MARGALIT


Vol 32, No 3: Summer 2017 

Listening to Leonard Cohen
DAVID SYLVESTER

Man in God's Image
ANA LEVY-LYONS

The Richness of Adrienne Rich's Poetry
MARGE PIERCY


Vol 32, No 2: Spring 2017

Still Immoral, Still Stupid: 50 Years of Israel's Occupation (editorial)
RABBI MICHAEL LERNER

50 Years Later
SAMI AWAD

The United States and Israel
STEPHEN ZUNES

Is "Land for Peace" Legitimate?
SHAUL MAGID

When anti-Zionism Becomes Anti-Semitism
Elli Tikvah Sarah


Vol 32, No 1: Winter 2017

Grounds for Hope
REBECCA SOLNIT

Kaddish for Che
MARTHA SONNENBERG

Are Humans Special?
DAVID LOY


Vol 31, No.4: Fall 2016

SVI SHAPIRO

HENRY A. GIROUX

ERIK GLEIBERMANN

CYNTHIA B. DILLARD

RICHARD LOUV


Vol 31, No.3: Summer 2016

Tikkun at 30 (editorial)
RABBI MICHAEL LERNER

Victimology
JESSICA BENJAMIN

Nazi Feminists
LINDA GORDON

 Jewish Studies and Jewish Faith
ARTHUR GREEN


Vol 31, No.2: Spring 2016

Misery and Misogyny on the Menu
CAROL J. ADAMS

The True Cost of a Cheap Meal
KATIE CANTRELL

Physicians and Torture: Medical Teshuvah for a Profession in Need of Healing
MARTHA SONNENBERG


Vol 31. No.1: Winter 2016

“Less Bad” Isn’t Good Enough 
ANDREW LEVINE

Capitalism, Greece, and the End of Lesser-Evil Choosing 
RICHARD D. WOLFF

In the Spirit of Abolitionism: Recovering the Black Social Gospel
GARY DORRIEN


Vol. 30, No. 4: Fall 2015

The Audience of the Future: Building the Religious Counterculture
ANA LEVY-LYONS

A New Horizon for Peace: An Israel-Palestine Union
OREN YIFTACHEL

Making Amends: Healing from Individual and Collective Trauma and Loss
WENDY SOMERSON


Vol. 30, No. 3: Summer 2015

Net Neutrality and the Fight for Social Justice
SAM ROSS-BROWN

Rethinking Agriculture: Protecting Biodiversity Amid Climate Chaos
VANDANA SHIVA

Acknowledging the Other’s Suffering: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Trauma in Israel/Palestine
JESSICA BENJAMIN


Vol. 30, No. 2: Summer 2015

Hope in the Age of Climate Consequences
KATE DAVIES

Hinduism and Honoring Creation
CHRISTOPHER FICI

Social Justice, the Environment, and Sikhs
SUMEET KAUR


Vol. 30, No. 1: Winter 2015

Power Without the King: The Debt Strike as Credible Threat
PAUL HAMPTON

Jubilee on Wall Street: Taking the Bull by the Horns
SHANE CLAIBORNE

Adapting Ancient Ethical Principles in Modern Times
DAVID KORTEN


Vol. 29, No. 4: Fall 2014

Holy Access
DARLA SCHUMM

God on Wheels: Disability and Jewish Feminist Theology
JULIA WATTS BELSER

The Crisis of Disability Is Violence: Ableism, Torture, and Murder
LYDIA BROWN


Vol. 29, No. 3: Summer 2014

God and Goddess Emerging
RABBI MICHAEL LERNER

A Beaked and Feathered God: Rediscovering Christian Animism
MARK I. WALLACE

A Buddhist God?
DAVID R. LOY


Vol. 29, No. 2: Spring 2014

Does America Need a Left? An Introduction
RABBI MICHAEL LERNER

Enter the Alter-Left: Reviving Our Revolutionary Nerve
CHAIA HELLER

Prospects for a Resurgence of the U.S. Left
BARBARA EPSTEIN


Vol. 29, No. 1: Winter 2014

What Terms for Middle East Peace Would Actually Work?
RABBI MICHAEL LERNER

Trayvon Martin: Reflections on the Black and Jewish Struggle for Justice
YAVILAH MCCOY

The Late Great Mosque of Córdoba: When Islam and the West Were One
HAROON MOGHUL


Vol. 28, No. 4: Fall 2013

Revolutionary Suicide: Risking Everything to Transform Society
LYNICE PINKARD

The Caring Majority: Building a Coalition Around Domestic Workers' Rights
AI-JEN POO

Once Out of Nature: Life Beyond the Gender Binary
JOY LADIN


Vol. 28, No. 3: Summer 2013

Away With All Borders
RABBI MICHAEL LERNER

The New Abolitionism
JAQUELINE STEVENS

A New Social Contract
PEGGY LEVITT

Spirituality in a Broken World (a review of Roger Gottlieb's book Spirituality)
LARRY RASMUSSEN


Vol. 28, No. 2: Spring 2013

A Spiritual Way of Seeing
PETER GABEL

Envisioning a Thoughtful and Caring Child Welfare System
SIDNEY GOLDBERG

What's Next in Faith-Based Organizing: A Rolling Jubilee
DONNA SCHAPER


Vol. 28, No. 1: Winter 2013

Get Money Out of Politics
MICHAEL LERNER

Justice in the City
ARYEH COHEN

The Path of the Parent: How Children Can Enrich Your Spiritual Life
STEVEN TAYLOR


Vol. 27, No. 4: Fall 2012

Sabbath Practice as Political Resistance: Building the Religious Counterculture
ANA LEVY-LYONS

Obama in Question: A Progressive Critique and Defense
GARY DORRIEN

The Cross as a Central Christian Symbol of Injustice
ELISABETH SCHUSSLER FIORENZA


Vol. 27, No. 3: Summer 2012

Burning Man, Desire, and the Culture of Empire
FENTON JOHNSON

Online Ministry in a Massively Multi-Player World of Warcraft
WILDSTREAK/SWEETWATER

Drug Prohibition Is the Problem: Reflections from a Former Judge
JAMES P. GRAY


Vol. 27, No. 2: Spring 2012

Loving and Supporting Occupy
MICHAEL LERNER

Localization: The Economics of Happiness
HELENA NORBERG-HODGE

Jesus Kept Kosher: The Jewish Christ of the Gospel of Mark
DANIEL BOYARIN







Vol. 25, No. 6: Nov/Dec 2010

Science & Spirit


Vol. 25, No. 5: Sept/Oct 2010

Saving the Earth from Corporate Greed


Vol. 25, No. 4: July/Aug 2010

Queer Spirituality & Politics


The Significance of the Tikkun Archive

Tikkun has played a remarkable role in American politics in the years since it was formed as “the liberal alternative to Commentary and the neo-conservative voices in the Jewish world.” Tikkun has evolved into an interfaith voice of “spiritual progressives” around the world, and has published some of the most interesting Muslim thinkers (including Tariq Ramadan, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Zaid Shakir, Congressman Keith Ellison, and Kabir Helminski), Christian thinkers (including Rev. Brian McLaren, Sister Joan Chittister, Father Daniel Berrigan, John Dominic Crossan, William Sloane Coffin, Tony Campolo, Diana Eck, Father Richard Rohr, Jack Miles, Ched Meyers, Matthew Fox, Walter Brueggemann, Father Hans Kung, Gary Dorrien, and Rosemary Radford Ruether) and Buddhist thinkers (including David Loy, Bernie Glasman, Sharon Salzberg, Robert Thurman). As a preeminent Jewish intellectual magazine we have published writers who would never publish in Commentary or the array of other Jewish mainstream or coffee table magazines—writers that have included Rachel Adler, Woody Allen, Shulamit Aloni, Uri Avnery, Zygmunt Bauman, Jeremy Ben Ami, Noam Chomsky, Arnold Eisen, Sidra Dekoven Ezrahi, Rabbi Arthur Green, Kim Chernin, Nan Gefen, Rabbi Or Rose, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, David Grossman, Susannah Heschel, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, George Lakoff, Jessica Montell, Judith Plaskow, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Chaim Potok, Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua, Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi, Marge Piercy, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Joseph Skibell, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, and more). But Tikkun’s importance has been that it has fostered the growth of two major movements:

  1. The movement of American Jews and allies of Jews who have come to understand, largely through the work of Tikkun and the many thousands of people influenced by Tikkun, that the best way to support the State of Israel is to help it end the Occupation of the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza, and to help it overcome the mistaken notion that its security rests on its ability to scare its neighbors rather than to make common cause with them. Tikkun Editor Rabbi Michael Lerner’s ideas are influential among younger Jews even among many who don’t know his name, even though the media has given him along with others on the Left and especially the religious Left, only scant and often dismissive attention. His theology book Jewish Renewal was a national best-seller in 1994 when it was published by Putnam, and its ideas have seeped into the discourse in much of the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Jewish Renewal movements.
  2. The movement of religious and spiritual progressives, brought together through the Network of Spiritual Progressives and through a series of national and regional conferences sponsored by Tikkun. Many of the ideas and approaches that you now will find in the liberal and progressive circles in Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish circles were first explored in Tikkun or at the national conferences Tikkun created. Those ideas have also yielded many national campaigns, most recently the campaign for a Global Marshall Plan and for an ESRA -- Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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