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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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US Politics

The Dream Defenders and False Accusations of Anti-Semitism

by Donna Nevel False accusations of anti-Semitism are always shameful. They wrongly smear people and groups for actions and behavior they are not guilty of, often with destructive consequences; they also make a mockery of, and trivialize, real acts of …
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US Politics

This Country by Judy Kronenfeld

      Anti-Semitism was something that happened in history that happened in other places.         —Sophia Levin, 15, Tree of Life congregant My immigrant father, born in Germany, was “a little roughed up” after Hitler, after the first anti-Jewish …
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Interfaith

Rev. Buford presents an African American perspective on the massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh

[Editor's Note: Rev. Buford was the first person to call me after the massacre of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh Oct. 11, with a message of solidarity and an inquiry about what Jewish religious service he and other clergy from the …
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War & Peace

Trump is putting us On The Road to World War III

[Editor's note: Thanks to our media ally TomDispatch.com for sharing this insightful and worrisome analysis of the way President Trump is setting up the world for a possible nuclear war.--Rabbi Michael Lerner  rabbilerner.tikkun@gmail.com]   The New Global Tinderbox It’s Not …
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US Politics

Activism is the Rent I Pay For Living on This Planet

Our Rent is Due by Dana L.  Sinopoli, PsyD In the past seven days of this country, a man executed two Black people at a grocery store; bombs were mailed to opponents of the president; and 11 people were murdered …
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US Politics

White “Christian” Supremacist Theology and Fascist Politics & Tree of Life Murders

[Editor's Note: The word "Christian" appears in quotes to indicate our recognition that those who claim to be Christian while actually preaching violence and hate promote a "Christianity" that is the exact opposite of what our Jewish brother Jesus  of …
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War & Peace

Hating Muslims in the Age of Trump by Juan Cole

The New Islamophobia Looks Like the Old McCarthyism By Juan Cole These days, our global political alliances seem to shift with remarkable rapidity, as if we were actually living in George Orwell’s 1984. Are we at war this month with Oceania? Or …
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Cynthia Travis reviews Deena Metzger’s latest novel A Rain of Night Birds

Book Review for Tikkun by Cynthia Travis of A RAIN OF NIGHT BIRDS by Deena Metzger   Natural Law was here before and will be here after we’re gone. Western law was not here then and will not last. ~ …
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Help #StopKavanaugh

Help #StopKavanaugh––attend vigils tonight, march tomorrow, and call your Senators!
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US Politics

A Year After Harvey in Houston

A Year After Harvey, Tikkun Olam Still Prevalent in Houston By Avital Ingber, Kari Saratovsky and Sacha Bodner In his beloved book, The Sabbath, Abraham Joshua Heschel poignantly writes: “Judaism is a religion of time aiming at the sanctification of …
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War & Peace

The American War in Yemen by Rajan Menon

[Thanks to our media ally TomDispatch.com for sharing this article with Tikkun readers on yet another sin of the U.S. government--our participation in the mass killing of Yemenites. --Rabbi Michael Lerner  rabbilerner.tikkun@gmail.com ] The American War in Yemen by Rajan …
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Disobedience Here Below

Joint Sermon: Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellerman & Rabbi Alana Alpert Sept. 10th, 2019Ordained from Hebrew College of Boston in 2014, Rabbi Alana Alpert serves a dual position as rabbi of Congregation T’chiyah and Director of Detroit Jews for Justice. Because they …
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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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How rootedness in biblical tradition might inspire civil disobedience

Ordained from Hebrew College of Boston in 2014, Rabbi Alana Alpert serves a dual position as rabbi of Congregation T’chiyah and as a community organizer with Detroit Jews for Justice. Because they have been working closely together on the Michigan …
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