Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World

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The Social Action Work of People of the Mountain

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Tikkun Olam. A jewish concept defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world. The phrase is found in the Mishnah, a body of classical rabbinic teachings. It is often used when discussing issues of social policy, insuring a safeguard to those who may be at a disadvantage.

Tikkun Olam 

Importance

The most modern and broadly understood notion of tikkun olam is that of “repairing the world” through human actions. Humanity’s responsibility to change, improve, and fix its earthly surroundings is powerful. It implies that each person has a hand in working towards the betterment of his or her own existence as well as the lives of future generations. Tikkun olam forces people to take ownership of their world. It is them, not G-d, who will bring the world back to its original state of holiness.

More simply, it is important for Jews to participate in repairing the world by participating in tzedakah (justice and righteousness) and g’milut hasadim (acts of loving kindness). Without their stake in the improvement of their environment, injustice and evil will continue to exist.

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Members and Friends of People of the Mountain are involved with many causes  of charity, social justice, ecology, and education.  Follow the links here, and find some aspect of Tikkun Olam you would like to support.

 

The Tzedekah Box

 

 

Society for Humanistic Judaism Community Service Page

Charity

Hurricanes Harvey & Irma Relief:

Nechama: Jewish Response to Disaster

Jewish Federations of North America

Foundation Beyond Belief (A Secular Humanist Charity)

Social Justice

Tikkun Magazine

Southern Poverty Law Center

Anti-Defamation League

American Civil Liberties Union

Holocaust

Terezin Memorial

Auschwitz-Birkenau

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tennessee Holocast Commission

Ecology

National Wildlife Federation

Arbor Day Foundation

Nature Conservancy

World Peace

Alliance for Middle East Peace

Jewish Voice for Peace

United Nations

Education

Educating Girls Matters