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US Politics

Support the NAACP opposition to Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Tikkun and the NSP encourage you to speak out to your elected representatives and ask them to speak to U.S. Senators about the importance of blocking any Trump nominee till the new Congress to be elected in November takes office …
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Suffer the Little Children

Through the lens of Trump’s Zero Tolerance policy, Michael Bader examines how we can channel our pain and empathy that are “fueled by feelings that originate in the deepest recesses of our psyches and find expression in a progressive political campaign.”
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Judaism

A Prayer of Boundless Love: Extending the Shema to Include All Beings

Charles Burack meditates on the importance of expanding shema to include all beings––friend and enemy, self and other, human and non-human.
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US Politics

Celebrating July 4th in the Trump Years

Celebrating July 4th in the Trump Years: Make it Inter-Dependence Day to Challenge the Ideology of Right Wing Ultra-Nationalism  by Rabbi Michael Lerner  editor Tikkun magazine   A July 4th  “ Seder”  In past years, faced with July 4th celebrations that …
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US Politics

Families Torn Apart …. and the continuing cruelties and a way to activist compassion

  [Editor’s note:  Rabbis Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman present below an important perspective on the ongoing atrocities of the Trump Administration’s treatment of immigrants. We must continue to object to its cruel and inhumane incarceration of people desperately seeking asylum. …
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US Politics

Trump’s War on Children is an Act of State Terrorism

State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. Even though U.S. President Donald Trump backed down in the face of a scathing political and public outcry and ended …
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Economy/Poverty/Wealth

What It’s Like to Be Poor

Editor’s note: Dealing with so many different issues can be overwhelming, one reason why we need a more unified movement so that it doesn’t schedule its campaigns on top of each other. It is important to go to Texas to …
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Act to Help Reunite Refugee Children and Their Parents

At this very moment, hundreds of mothers and children are being separated from one another by a truly unconscionable decision of the Trump administration to separate children from their parents when coming to this country fleeing violence and seeking asylum. …
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Books

Roth’s Enduring Commitment

    After dozens of novels, and after literary prizes and scandals, slumps and resurgences, and dramatic shifts in style, can the life’s work of Philip Roth be summed up? There is too much to cover, but it might help …
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Israel/Palestine

Hamas’ bombing of an Israeli kindergarten is also outrageous!

Those of us who are critical of Israeli treatment of Palestinians must from time to time remind our communities that the dictators of Gaza, the Hamas group of Islamic extremists including the group Islamic Jihad, are as distorted and immoral …
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Culture

Thoughts on Philip Roth: America, Jew, Male

By Shaul Magid   (and please also read the afterword by Rabbi Michael  Lerner with another  and somewhat critical reflection on Roth after the bio of Shaul Magid below) Why did it matter so much to me and so many others …
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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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