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Solidarity After the Massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh

Monday, 29 October 2018, 4:19 pm | Tikkun

Solidarity After the Massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh….and How Best to Defend Ourselves by Rabbi Michael Lerner On Saturday, October 27th, shortly after the largest massacre of Jews in U.S. history took place in Pittsburgh, I received a message from the leadership ... More >>

Uri Avnery passes from this world 1923-2018

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 1:24 pm | Tikkun

Tikkun grieves and mourns the passing of the founder and leader of Israel's peace movement, Gush Shalom, Uri Avnery. More >>

Martin Luther King Marches On

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 11:17 am | Tikkun

Faraway, I was faraway from Washington D.C. that hot day in August of 1963 when Martin Luther King delivered his famous words from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, I was faraway in Chile. Twenty-one years old at the time and entangled, like so many ... More >>

Noam Chomsky on the Trump Presidency

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 9:22 am | Tikkun

[This interview has been excerpted from Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy , the new book by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian to be published this December.] More >>

The Staying Power of Racism After Charlottesville

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:02 am | Tikkun

Many of us spiritual progressives have been in deep grief for the loss of life of Heather Heyer, the woman killed by a Nazi fanatic who also wounded 19 other anti-racist activists. We are also in grief about the ways racism continues to flourish on so ... More >>

Pence at Dachau: Not Merely Hypocritical

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 12:45 pm | Tikkun

I don’t usually begin a commentary this way, but – as a queer person and as a Jew who lost multiple family members to murder during the German Holocaust, I feel so furious that I am having difficulty finding the words. More >>

Peter Beinart’s Take Down of Jared Kushner

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:42 am | Tikkun

It is heartening to see the wide reading being received by Peter Beinart’s January 31 j’accuse in The Forward against Jared Kushner and the Orthodox Jewish religious and educational establishment that produced him. More >>

Why Security Council Resolution 2334 Matters a Lot More

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 12:08 pm | Tikkun

Those who long ago succumbed to cynicism and hopelessness when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can find many reasons to discount the importance of Security Council Resolution 2334, passed unanimously (14-0 with the U.S. as the only abstention) on December ... More >>

Church Boycott of Israeli Banks Funding Occupation

Friday, 15 January 2016, 3:59 pm | Tikkun

The five banks being boycotted – Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, First International Bank of Israel, Israel Discount Bank and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot – are each involved in financing settlement construction in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. More >>

Nuclear Deal With Iran

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 11:29 am | Tikkun

American Jews and Our non-Jewish Allies Should Rally in Support of the Nuclear Deal With Iran(Don’t let past traumas contribute to our inability to see the looming possibility of a more peaceful world) More >>

The Path to Defeat Racism

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 8:02 am | Tikkun

Racism is the demeaning of an entire group of people and refusing to see them as fully human in the way we see ourselves and those we deem to be "like" us. When we fail to see the "other's" humanity, we ascribe to all of them ... More >>

Put the Blame for Brooklyn Police Murders Where It Belongs

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:09 pm | Tikkun

The grand juries and district attorneys that failed to indict the cops who killed African Americans or failed to convict those who murdered innocent and unarmed African Americans are a central part of the causal chain in having led a demented man to ... More >>

True Wisdom From West Bank Palestinians

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 10:08 am | Tikkun

Entrapped in a Cycle of Hatred and the Way Out By Sami Awad 3 September 2014 More >>

Jewish survivors condemn massacre of Palestinians in Gaza

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:34 am | Tikkun

Editor's Note: The ad below appeared in the New York Times. While I do not agree that the appropriate response to Israel's actions in Gaza is a blanket boycott of Israel (though I do support boycotting firms providing support for Israel's Occupation ... More >>

Israeli Vengeance Violating Torah law and International Law

Monday, 7 July 2014, 4:09 pm | Tikkun

We at Tikkun (who condemned the kidnapping of three Israeli teens several weeks ago, and rejected the suggestion by some on the Left and some in the Palestinian world that this act had to be contextualized to the Occupation–and insisted that acts ... More >>

Presbyterian Divestment - A Jewish Perspective

Monday, 16 June 2014, 5:36 pm | Tikkun

The first time I wore a kippa and talit outside of a synagogue setting was four year ago outside a hotel in downtown Chicago overlooking the Chicago river. I was singing with a group of my colleagues, local Reform cantors, to protest the mistreatment ... More >>

Dems Blamed For Iraq...And It's Their Own Fault

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 2:42 pm | Tikkun

A major distortion in American politics is that the media systematically ignores those of us with a deep critique of domestic and foreign policy, and hence frames the issues to make it sound as though gutless Democratic "centrists" are ... More >>

Web-Only From Tikkun

Sunday, 18 May 2014, 1:56 pm | Tikkun

Web-Only From Tikkun. Marriage Equality, the Tao of Torah, Analyzing Settler Post-Zionism, and more! More >>

Liberal and Progressive Jews Welcome Hamas/PA Reconciliation

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:53 pm | Tikkun

Liberal and progressive Jews in the U.S. are mildly optimistic after the announcement of a reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas. Many believe that such a reconciliation bodes well for a lasting peace agreement, though not necessarily ... More >>

The ‘Peace Process’ Delusion is Worse than Apartheid

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 11:43 am | Tikkun

The death of Nelson Mandela, a major hero of the struggle for freedom and equality in the 20th century, has generated a host of strange and curious comparisons and interpretations. Strangest of all is the one crowning Mandela as the leader of the ... More >>

 

 

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