Tikkun olam is the most recognisable and influential idea in the American Jewish community. There is no corner of modern Jewish life that has not been touched by it. We all think we know what tikkun olam means and where it comes from: a Jewish commandment to repair the world that goes back to the Torah, the Prophets, and the ancient sages and that continues to inspire Jews today to participate in social justice activism. But is it possible that despite what we think we know our understanding of tikkun olam might be mistaken? To Heal The World? makes a provocative but heartfelt case that we’ve got tikkun olam all wrong and that its power over our community presents great risks to Jewish continuity and our connection to Israel. So how can Jews maintain their passionate commitment to social justice while safeguarding Judaism for the next generation? This book shows the way.
To Heal The World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel
- From the Publisher
January 1, 2013
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