Why Social Reform? Tikkun Olam

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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 this blog is 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.