Why Social Reform? Tikkun Olam
One of Judaism’s most powerful and specific contributions to humanity is its Ethics of Responsibility, illustrated by social concepts of gratitude, philanthropic acts, deeds of kindness and a mandate to “repair the world.” Tikkun Olam. It is to that mandate that the blog posts below are dedicated.
The Hebrew phrase tikkun olam (pronounced tee-KOON oh-LUHM) means “world repair.” In modern Jewish circles, tikkun olam has become synonymous with the notion of social action and the pursuit of social justice.