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Judaism

For the Sins–a contemporary version of atonement on Yom Kippur and all year round–and not just for Jews!

For Our Sins  as Individuals and As a Society  –a contemporary version of the Al Kheyt prayers for Yom Kippur and year round!! And not just for Jews! [We invite you to share this with your friends of all religiosn …
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Religion is Emotional Therapy by Stephen T. Asma

[Editor's Note: At a moment when religion is being blamed for Trumpism, it is good to hear some alternative perspectives. While the perspective presented is different from some of the reasons a portion of our readership embrace a wide variety …
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Eco-Spirituality

Can you feel the Earthquake?

Can you feel the Earth quaking? Simon Mont’s prose asks us to envision a beautiful world beyond the pain of oppression and trauma.
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Fiction

CAMP HAPPINESS

They were going to separate—she wanted to and he was done fighting her—but before that there was Dylan’s bar mitzvah, and before that was now: this weekend in the rolling hills beyond Oakland with similarly bereaved Jewish strangers.
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Israel/Palestine

The “Good Faith” of the Usurpers –pre Rosh Hashanah reflections by Aryeh Cohen

  This past week the Jerusalem District Court decided that the Mitzpeh Kramim settlement—which no one denies was built on private Palestinian land, and no one contests that that land was taken from the original Palestinian owners by extra-legal means—can …
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Science & Culture

Memory and the Aging Brain

Eric Kandel explores the effects of aging on memory and the brain.
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US Politics

The Obligation to Speak Up in the Age of Trump

  David Lehrer, who headed the West Coast ADL for 27 years, and now runs Community Advocates, Inc., a non-profit since then, sent Rabbi Moshe Levin this piece he published.  Rabbi Levin adds: “I can not imagine a better expression/response to …
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US Politics

AntiSemitism & Corbyn’s run for Prime Minister of the UK

  [Editor’s note: this article appeared in Mondoweiss, an important cite presenting frequently accurate critiques of Israeli policies. It is written by an author who has never been willing to write for Tikkun, perhaps because we address not only the …
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Israel/Palestine

Palestinians Facing the Normalization Dilemma by Yoav Peck

THE NORMALIZATION DILEMMA by Yoav Peck With the death of Uri Avneri, we have lost one of our bravest and clearest voices. I knew Uri and liked him, we met several times in the last few years. In one of …
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US Politics

The Politics of Neoliberal Fascism

Henry Giroux warns us about the ghost of Trump’s fascistic agenda disguised as neoliberal policies and the danger it poses to American democracy.
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery, leader of the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom, 1923-2018

Tikkun grieves and mourns the passing of the founder and leader of Israel’s peace movement, Gush Shalom, Uri Avnery. Until the last moment he continued on the way he had traveled all his life. On Saturday, two weeks ago, he collapsed …
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War & Peace

Homage to the Syrian Revolution by Andrew Heintz

Tikkun Editor’s Note: Tikkun does not have a position on the issues raised by the Syrian revolution, except to say that we oppose all violence and know that the forces seeking to replace Syrian dictator Assad were committed to non-violence …
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Israel/Palestine

Tens of Thousands of Israelis Protest the New “nation state law” in Tel Aviv

Read the full story at : https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-arabs-to-lead-tel-aviv-march-in-protest-against-nation-state-l-1.6365103 Tens of Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv for Nation-state Law Protest Led by Israeli Arabs Protesters waving Palestinian and Israeli flags, chanting: ‘Nation-state is apartheid’ ■ Netanyahu: There is no better testimony for the …
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US Politics

Dr. Jerome Segal forms Bread and Roses Party

BREAD AND ROSES – NEW PARTY ESTABLISHED   A new political party has been formed in Maryland, ahead of the November elections. It’s being spearheaded by philosopher Dr. Jerome Segal, a conflict resolution expert at the University of Maryland, who …
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Judaism

Fasting An Act of Mourning & Protest–a note for Tisha B’av and beyond

Reflections on Fasting (and not Fasting) of Tisha b’Av (2018) Shaul Magid   I am lucky. I fast pretty easily. I always have. Once in 1978 when I was a steadfast macrobiotic and living in Albuquerque, New Mexico I fasted …
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