Articles

Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery (Israel’s peace movement Gush Shalom) on Israel’s Days of Shame

Editor’s note: From Tel Aviv,  Uri Avnery, leader of the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom, has been a voice of sanity for many decades. Uri Avnery May 19, 2018   The Day of Shame   ON BLOODY MONDAY this past …
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Economy/Poverty/Wealth

A conversation with Rev. Barber, chair of the Poor People’s Campaign

[Editor's Note: We at Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP) were honored to have a sustained conversation with Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, which launches 40 days of …
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Walking on Eggshells: Talking about Israel and Palestine

I.          After January’s Martin Luther King Day celebration at Detroit’s Central Methodist Church, a couple of friends, my wife, and I joined the march going further into downtown in order to show our support for continuing action against racial inequality …
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Judaism

2 articles on Lag b’Omer 1.Rabbi Mike Moskowitz . 2. Kohenet Taya Shere

Hillula to Her Heart   The mullet tosses and hog roasts of my secular, southern upbringing did little to prepare me for the party I attended in Meron 15 years ago today. I was a Yeshiva student in the Mir …
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Race

Killing White Innocence : A review by Stephen Brookfield of George Yancy’s Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America

Editor’s Note: Please read this important review and George Yancy’s book Backlash, just now published Rowman and Littlefield,  in conjunction with some alternative perspectives presented in Tikkun’s Winter/Spring 2018 edition focused on Identity Politics, particularly the essays by African American …
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Environment

Theologies of Genocide and Earth Day Ethics

While waiting to speak at an environmental event earlier this year, another speaker told me a fascinating story. As part of his work for a university program dedicated to energy research, he invited a prominent fossil fuel executive to a …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel Independence Day–3 different approaches plus our Tikkunish thoughts

  Below are three different takes, from 3 organizations each of which we at Tikkun support for their important work (Hazon in developing Jewish environmental consciousness, Torat Tzedeck for Rabbi Ascherman’s courageous work in defense of refugees, Palestinians, and Bedouin in Israel/Palestine, …
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US Politics

Class Dismissed: Class Conflict in Red State America

  {Editor’s note: Thanks to our media ally TomDispatch.com for sharing with Tikkun this important article about the larger significance of the teachers striking in Red states.  RabbiLerner.tikkun@gmail.com] Class Dismissed  Class Conflict in Red State America  By Steve Fraser Teachers in red-state …
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US Politics

Eyeless in Gaza

{Editor’s Note: Uri Avnery is the leader of the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom. Hundreds more were wounded today. Please send it out to everyone you know, also send it on Facebook and all social media, and post it on …
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Global Capitalism

The Hope we Create: Reflections on Ronald Aronson’s perspective on Reviving Social Hope

The Hope We Create: An Activist’s Perspective by Richard A. Bachmann To write about hope today requires quite some chuzpah. The past year has brought us many things. Yet, most of them rather gave us further reasons for despair instead …
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Politics & Society

On the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassination

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, Peter Gabel reflects on the history of racism in the U.S. and our failure to exist in mutual recognition of one another’s being.
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Israel/Palestine

Sign statement supporting B’tselem’s call to Israelis soldiers to refuse orders to shoot into crowds of unarmed civilians

B’tselem, the Israeli Human Rights Organization, has called for Israeli soldiers to refuse orders to shoot into a crowd of unarmed civilians. The Israeli government justifies its killing of demonstrators last Friday and its intent to do so again this …
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Environment

China’s global energy interconnection–a bold step toward environmental sanity

China’s Bold Energy Vision Jeffrey D. Sachs     ||     April 2, 2018     ||     Project Syndicate China’s proposed Global Energy Interconnection – based on renewables, ultra-high-voltage transmission, and an AI-powered smart grid – represents the boldest global initiative …
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Israel/Palestine

Israeli Army Slaughters NonViolent Protesters on Eve of Passover

We at Tikkun are in mourning for the seventeen Palestinians killed and hundreds wounded by the Israeli army on the eve of Passover. We are outraged by the use of violence and force by the Israeli soldiers who faced no threat to …
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US Politics

“This Conversation Never Happened”

by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer    I was sitting in Rising Star Roasters in Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio when two loud-mouthed millennials sat next to me.  They filled the whole room with their discussion of a building they are making to house yoga, …
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