Editorials & Actions

Christian Liberation Theologian Boff on the Karmic Weight of Brazilian History

Editor’s Note: Christian Liberation Theologian Leonardo Boff presents a framework for understanding the current moment in the suffering and struggle in Brazil by stepping back from the details and contextualizing it in the cosmic evolution of a spiritual world seeking …
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Politics & Society

The Holocaust Did Not Begin with Killing; it Began with Words

Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld recognizes the differences between Nazi Germany and Trump’s America, but still asks “why can we not understand as Jews the similarities in the themes of oppression, of scapegoating, of demonizing, of dehumanizing, of marginalizing people who are only asking for a better life?”
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Poverty Consciousness: Confronting Our Fear of Falling

“Our society underestimates the turmoil and cognitive dissonance educators experience having to manage complex layers of adversity.” Dr. Raquel Ríos introduces us to a framework to help combat this dissonance.
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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

Zero Tolerance: An Open Letter from Jewish Writers about U.S. Immigration Policy

Several days ago, Donald Trump was forced by mounting protests to end his policy of separating children from parents accused of illegally crossing the American border. Once separated from their mothers and fathers, these boys and girls were transported to …
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US Politics

Ariel Dorfman: I was not in a cage, but was scarred for life

Many questions swirl around Donald Trump’s executive order that supposedly reverses his policy of breaking up families at the border, but one thing is certain amid so much confusion, hypocrisy and ineptitude: permanent damage has already been done, and more …
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US Politics

YES, I am a Socialist…A note from candidate for Dem. nomination for U.S. Senate from Maryland

[Editor's Note: Tikkun does not endorse any candidates for office. We are publishing this only to let you know that in Trump's America, a socialist can run for office, and even be heard by some people. That broadens the public …
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US Politics

The Audacious and Inspirational Gift of Pride: How 50 Years of Hopeful Resistance Can Inspire Us Today

by . Rabbi Mike Moskowitz and Rev. Dr. Amy Butler  A prominent progressive faith leader posted a question on Facebook this week asking other faith leaders and scholars “How are you doing with everything that is going on politically?”  This has been …
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Israel/Palestine

Intimate Violence and the Violence of Intimacy: Reflections on the Israeli TV Show Fauda

by Aryeh Cohen The Israeli show Fauda has become a celebrated example of a veritable renaissance in Israeli television. After much anticipation following its critically acclaimed inaugural season, the second season dropped at Netflix on May 24. This hit show …
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Beyt Tikkun Member Cecilia Wambach Featured in SF Chronicle for work with refugees

Beyt Tikkun Synagogue-Without-Walls  members were inspired at our High Holiday services last year when Beyt Tikkun member Cecilia Wambach, a retiree, reported on her volunteer work with children refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos who had escaped from Syria …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery reflects on Yitzhak Rabin, the assassinated prime minister of Israel

Editor’s note: Uri Avnery is the leader of the Israeli peace movement organization Gush Shalom.–rabbilerner.tikkun@gmail.com   The Siamese Twins 16/06/18   After commenting on most of the episodes on the first Israeli Prime Ministers in Raviv Drucker’s TV series “The …
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Politics & Society

The War on Neighborhoods

In his review of Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper’s The War on Neighborhoods, Theodore Richards breaks down the false dichotomy between individual and community, and reminds us that “[g]enuine healing can happen only through an integration of the soul and the cosmos.”
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US Politics

A Poor People’s Campaign Activist Reports on Its Reality in Greensboro North Carolina

A Greensboro Social Justice Activist on the Poor People’s Campaign We are two weeks into a six-week season launch of moral resistance and revival when my friend and mentor of nearly fifty years, Reverend Nelson Johnson, brings those assembled up …
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Israel/Palestine

Israeli Mental Health Professionals on Recent Events in Gaza

 Editor’s Note:  Many Americans and American  Jews rejoice in encountering the psychologists in Israel who are retaining sanity in the midst of so much brutality and craziness.–Rabbi Michael Lerner    rabbilerner.tikkun@gmail.com Israeli mental health professionals’ statement regarding the recent events …
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Israel/Palestine

Interview with Ehud Barak (former Prime Minister of Israel) and Steve Zunes’ response

Editor’s note: this interview took place before the killings of over 100 Palestinians and the wounding of several thousand at the fence separating Israel from Gaza in late April and May ( sorry that it took this long to get …
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