Articles

Economy/Poverty/Wealth

The Sequel: life after economic growth

Shaun Chamberlin writes about the central dilemma in our globalized world: “either cease growing, and so collapse the economy on which we all depend, or continue to grow until we overwhelm and destroy the ecosystems on which we all depend.”
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War & Peace

The boy who taught me about war and peace

Ariel Dorfman reflects on war and peace: “What is lacking is the realization by us all that peace is a daily task, that must be carried out not by heroic, exceptional beings, but by every concerned parent and every vulnerable child.”
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Poetry

Let’s Shoot

“So much to shoot and so little time / Let’s shoot the small quiet wind / That blows through our hearts / And kill it good.”
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Poetry

Things Made of Brass

“I know the unlikeliness / of a bullet / shot into the air / killing / my children / a mile away / when it lands / yet I still keep them / from picking dandelions / and collecting twigs.”
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Global Capitalism

80 Years Since the Holocaust Began: Can We Stop Fascism Today?

“The speedy rise of fascism always seems to hit the world by surprise. Yet what we’re witnessing did not begin with the Bolsonaros, Trumps or Dutertes, just as German fascism did not begin with Hitler.” by Martin Winiecki Protesters carry …
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Poetry

Venery: a Prayer

Richard Michelson reflects on the Pittsburgh massacre: “An anguish of mothers / A coward of congressmen / A plague of Martyrs / A martyr of angels.”
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US Politics

Saint Oscar Romero: “Cease the Repression” (in Honduras and on our borders)

      Saint Oscar Romero: “cease the repression”                                         by    Marco A. Gandásegui, Jr.                  …
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Poetry

Shiv’ah

J. David Cummings’s poem calls for solidarity in grief: “he taught me that the grieving heart / speaks everywhere a single prayer.”
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Politics & Society

After Pittsburgh: Grieve, Rejoin the Fringes of America, and VOTE!

Rabbi Arthur Waskow urges us not to abandon our commitment to compassion in the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting. Instead, we must “respond by putting every effort for one week into Growing the Vote to renew and strengthen American democracy.”
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Poetry

My Mourner’s Kaddish, Recited with a Minyan of Ancestral Ghosts

In this poem, Jay Eddy responds to the massacre of Jews at a Pittsburgh Temple: “
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Solidarity After the Massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh….and How Best to Defend Ourselves

On Saturday, October 27th, shortly after the largest massacre of Jews in U.S. history took place in Pittsburgh, I received a message from the leadership of the largest African American Baptist Church in Oakland, California. Recalling that we at Tikkun …
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Israel/Palestine

Jewish Prayers Turn Violent

Read Antonio Di Gesù’s report on a recent instance of violence against Palestinians.
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Israel/Palestine

Palestinian Authority (PA) Tortures Dissenters

It’s sad but true that people who have been brutalized often end up being brutalizers of others. It happens in the U.S., it has happened to many Israelis, and it happens throughout the world, including the Arab and Muslim worlds.  …
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US Politics

Jim Sleeper asks: Did Democrats Do Enough to Stop Kavanaugh?

  Did Democrats do enough to stop Kavanaugh? Not even close, and don’t expect more from a “blue wave” Yes, Democrats are preferable. But they’re still spineless, and melted before Kavanaugh’s white rage   By Jim Sleeper   Although I’ll …
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Politics & Society

Standing with Christine Blasey Ford and all Sexual Assault Victims

Editor’s note:  Rabbi Phyllis Berman is one of the inspired teachers of the Jewish Renewal movement and sometimes blesses Tikkun with her thoughts. She prefaced this note with the following: Last week, before going to Washington, I had a dream …
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