The Jew­ish Approach to Repair­ing the World (Tikkun Olam): A Brief Intro­duc­tion for Christians

Elliot N. Dorff
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By – December 22, 2011
The con­cept of tikkun olam is used to refer to a broad range of eth­i­cal imper­a­tives. Inter­per­son­al behav­ior, atti­tude toward the envi­ron­ment, and a vision of a bet­ter world are all part of this com­pelling con­cept. In this work, Rab­bi Dorff intro­duces the the­o­ry behind the idea of tikkun olam as well as how it is actu­al­ized through mitzvot and behav­iors. Intend­ed as an intro­duc­tion for Chris­tians, the book com­pares the approach­es of Jew­ish texts on this top­ic to Chris­t­ian texts, explain­ing where the two faith tra­di­tions con­verge and where they differ.
Rab­bi Arnold D. Sam­lan is a Jew­ish edu­ca­tor and rab­bi liv­ing in Mia­mi, Flori­da. He serves as exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Orloff Cen­tral Agency for Jew­ish Edu­ca­tion of Broward County.

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