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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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Israel/Palestine

Benjamin Netanyahu Enabled Congressional Criticism of Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

by Jeff Warner and Yossi Khen, October 2, 2018 For 50 years, Democrats and Republicans have supported Israel, the United States’ prime ally in the Middle East, even as Israel occupied Palestine and deprived millions of Palestinians of human, civil, …
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War & Peace

Daniel Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine (a review by Bill Roller)

Review by Bill Roller of Daniel Ellsberg’s book The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner                         It’s Midnight in America                 There was a game that children in the southern Midwest played during …
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US Politics

Say NO to Kavanaugh–action on Monday in D.C.

The nonviolent protest will gather at the Supreme Court at 8:30 am on Monday.
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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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