Editorials & Actions

Israel/Palestine

Relinquishing Hope for a 2 State Solution

On Relinquishing Hope for a Palestinian State Alongside Israel By Jeff Warner and Eric A. Gordon Donald Trump’s December 6, 2017, decision on Jerusalem—to establish the United States Embassy there against our own past policy and world consensus—and his following …
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Global Capitalism

Losing the American Empire by Alfred W. McCoy

Editor’s Note: While the article below by Alfred McKoy details the decline of U.S. international status and power during the Trump regime, my reaction is to ask: what attitude should spiritual progressives take to that decline? On the one hand, …
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Health

Learning to Be Sick

This article was first published by the New York Times, under the title “In My Chronic Illness,  I found Meaning” on Jan 10, 2018. It did not include the prayer on able-ism. Learning to Be Sick Elliot Kukla   I …
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Judaism

Never Again? Then help the Rohingya!

  NEVER AGAIN: WAYS FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY TO HELP THE ROHINGYA, NOW I.  The Burma Task Force is coordinating a Congressional Advocacy Day for the Rohingya on February 28, in conjunction with JACOB (Jewish Alliance of Concern Over Burma).  Americans of different …
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US Politics

Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro: Israel is NOT the “capital of the Jewish People”

[Tikkun Introductory note: As is true of all articles published or emailed out from Tikkun, the positions articulated are not those of Tikkun magazine unless they come as editorials from Rabbi Michael Lerner. Our desire is to provide a large …
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Remembering the teaching of Abraham Joshua Heschel

( Abraham Joshua Heschel, who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma to protest segregation, and chaired the Clergy and Laity Opposed to the War in Vietnam, mentored Michael Lener in the years he studied at the Jewish Theological …
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Health

American Health Is Declining–and corporations are stoking this criris

America’s health is declining — and corporations are stoking this crisis    Jeffrey D. Sachs     ||     December 27, 2017  America’s powerful corporations made a killing with the passage of the Republican tax cuts. The tax cuts will hand trillions …
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Global Capitalism

A Letter to the People of the U.S. from former Honduras President Jose’ Manuel Zelaya Rosales

  Manuel Zelaya: An Open Letter to the American People December 22, 2017By José Manuel Zelaya RosalesPeople of the United States:For the past century, the owners of the fruit companies called our country “Banana Republic” and characterized our politicians as …
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Read Bnai Brith attack on UN critique of Trump on Jerusalem to see why YOU should help Tikkun NOW

The Bnai Brith statement below, like that of the American Jewish Congress and other mainstream Jewish organizations, should remind you of why it is so important to have Tikkun in the public arena. When the UN voted overwhelmingly on Thursday, Dec. …
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Israel/Palestine

UN Vote on Jerusalem

A UN security council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been backed by every council member except the US, which used its veto. The unanimity of the rest of the council …
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Christianity

Patriarchy & Privilege by. Rev. J. Alfred Smith Sr.

We who are male are born into a society in which men are more privileged and powerful than women. This patriarchal society gives men the right to enjoy unearned advantage over women. Patriarchy defines what roles men and women play, sets the limits of opportunity, and determines the …
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Chanukah and Christmas: Don’t Let the Light Go Out

Join or Donate Now!   Don’t Despair.  Hope is the Chanukah and Christmas Message…so don’t let the light go out!!!   A note from Rabbi Michael Lerner   Honestly, do you know anyone who has not been struggling with some …
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Israel/Palestine

Jerusalem and Chanukah–Rabbi Lerner’s letter printed in S.F. Chronicle

Opinion Letters to the Editor, Dec. 9 San Francisco Chronicle December 9, 2017 Of course, Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel. But it is also the capital of the State of Palestine, currently occupied by the Israeli …
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US Politics

Anti-Ageism: The Next Big Social Movement

  By Ruth Ray Karpen A Review of Ending Ageism or How Not to Shoot Old People By Margaret Morganroth Gullette Rutgers University Press, 2017 Forty years ago, Erdman Palmore, a senior fellow at the Duke University Center for the Study …
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Israel/Palestine

Trump’s Arrogant Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Rabbi Michael Lerner’s insightful critique of Trump’s arrogant recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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