Why Social Reform? Tikkun Olam


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.