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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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US Politics

What Will Donald Trump Be Remembered For?

Tom Engelhardt argues that Donald Trump will be remembered as the President who committed one of the greatest crimes in history: the destruction of our environment.
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Judaism

What the Shofar Teaches about T’shuvah by Lisa Rappaport

Everything I Need to Know About Teshuvah I Learned From the Shofar…   Lisa Rappaport Teaching for Selichot Service 5778 Congregation Netivot Shalom – Berkeley, CA       Ram’s horn…Wake us up! Blast your song! For we have wandered. …
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US Politics

The Obligation to Speak Up in the Age of Trump

  David Lehrer, who headed the West Coast ADL for 27 years, and now runs Community Advocates, Inc., a non-profit since then, sent Rabbi Moshe Levin this piece he published.  Rabbi Levin adds: “I can not imagine a better expression/response to …
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Global Capitalism

Nazis on the March in Germany

by Tikkun’s Berlin Correspondent Victor Grossman Ten eventful days in Germany set alarm signals clanging louder and louder – worst of all in the East German state of Saxony –– but in Berlin as well!   In the first episode, …
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US Politics

AntiSemitism & Corbyn’s run for Prime Minister of the UK

  [Editor’s note: this article appeared in Mondoweiss, an important cite presenting frequently accurate critiques of Israeli policies. It is written by an author who has never been willing to write for Tikkun, perhaps because we address not only the …
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Israel/Palestine

Palestinians Facing the Normalization Dilemma by Yoav Peck

THE NORMALIZATION DILEMMA by Yoav Peck With the death of Uri Avneri, we have lost one of our bravest and clearest voices. I knew Uri and liked him, we met several times in the last few years. In one of …
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US Politics

Another Anti-war Hero Passes: David McReynolds

A Death in the Family: David McReynolds, Pacifist, Socialist, Ailurophile by Judith Mahoney Pasternak A great force for a peaceful world left the planet when David McReynolds, who for decades was the best-known voice of American radical pacifism, died August …
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US Politics

Can the World Unite Against Trumpism?

Editor’s Note: Thanks to our media ally TomDispatch.com for sharing this article with Tikkun. Can Donald Trump Unite the World (Against Himself)? The Rise of an Anti-Trump Movement Globally — and on His Home Turf By Dilip Hiro One thing already …
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Israel/Palestine

Palestinians Fearing “Normalization” of the Occupation–A critical perspective by Yoav Peck of the Sulha Peace Project

For 18 years, the Sulha Peace Project has brought together Palestinians from across the territories with Israelis from around the country, in order to hold people-to-people dialogue and solidarity-building. Of late, many of our Palestinian activists have endured harsh anti-normalization …
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Israel/Palestine

Tens of Thousands of Israelis Protest the New “nation state law” in Tel Aviv

Read the full story at : https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-arabs-to-lead-tel-aviv-march-in-protest-against-nation-state-l-1.6365103 Tens of Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv for Nation-state Law Protest Led by Israeli Arabs Protesters waving Palestinian and Israeli flags, chanting: ‘Nation-state is apartheid’ ■ Netanyahu: There is no better testimony for the …
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Israel/Palestine

When did Hitler Decide to Murder all Jews?

Adolf and Amin by Uri Avneri 28/07/18 BINYAMIN NETANYAHU is a perfect diplomat, a clever politician, a talented leader of the army. Lately, another jewel has been added to his crown: he is also a gifted story-teller. He has provided …
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