Spring 2016 Table of Contents
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The Empathy Tribe: What a Spiritual Progressive Approach to Israel/Palestine Might Look Like
Fear of “top-down” structure and romanticization of local organizing leaves the left powerless to shape the national discourse and results in most progressives siding with the Democrats in every presidential election.
SPECIAL SECTION: FOOD POLIITCS
The contemporary food movement has sparked a new hunger for social change. Tikkun asked a broad range of activists and intellectuals for their thoughts on today’s food politics. Find the complete forum, as well as online-only exclusives, at tikkun.org/food.
Two Stories About American Food
Americans are changing the way they eat—and something beautiful, powerful, and subversive is unfolding.
Food Justice as God’s Justice
Is your meal without shame?
Judaism and Veganism: Time for a Reunion
The Torah recommends a vegan diet.
Mustard Seeds and Mountains
Indigenous activists square off against big agribusiness.
The True Cost of a Cheap Meal
There’s pain and horror behind that two-dollar dozen of eggs.
The Scent of the Field
Spring break on the farm: a professor heads West for calving season.
Food Justice: Are We Solving a Problem or Reimagining a System?
ORAN B. HESTERMAN
A closer look at food insecurity in Michigan.
A photojournalist captures the spectral side of the animal kingdom.
Misery and Misogyny on the Menu
CAROL J. ADAMS
Selling sex, selling meat: animal exploitation and gender oppression.
Food as Medicine: Vermont Youth Grow Food for the Hungry
A solution for food insecurity and at-risk youth is flourishing in New England.
POLITICS AND SOCIETY
Physicians and Torture: Medical Teshuvah for a Profession in Need of Healing
Doctors’ participation in torture is appalling, but not surprising: the profession has strayed from its mission to heal.
Lessons from Palestine: On Walls, Cultural Resistance, and the Artistry of Lily Yeh
Painting for peace in the occupied territories.
Grieving Ourselves Whole
Grief is a natural and healthy antidote to our loss-phobic culture of accumulation and waste. To grieve is to de-industrialize our consciousness, expose our hearts, and be truly rooted in the world.
The Dharma Within Climate Crisis: Living a New Story
Humanity stands before diverging paths. Like Siddhartha, we must choose our own way.
The Innocence of God: Building the Religious Counterculture
Thou shalt not limit all that is possible: a new take on the third commandment.
Cities of Refuge
MARYANN JACOBI GRAY
What do we do with accidental killers?
Fragments Against Our Ruins
Ozone Journal and Vise and Shadow: Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art, and Culture by Peter Balakian, Review by David Wojahn
The Fate of the Left
Radicals in America: The US Left Since the Second World War by Howard Brick and Christopher Phelps, Review by Paul Buhle
Passover by Julia Vinograd
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