With so many Jewish festivals oriented to healing the world, Abigail Pogrebin attended a Shabbat dinner run by recent college graduates who are devoting a year to vanquishing poverty.
Fifteen U.S. teens were recognized for their volunteerism with Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards.
All across the country young Jews are working to improve their communities. We want to find those people and share their stories. We’re looking for The Do-ers.
In 2009, Ben Gittleson visited the community Anne Heyman built for Rwandan orphans. He recalls a place permeated by Jewish values and Heyman’s presence.
Friends of Anne Heyman say she lived her life dedicated to Tikkun Olam.
Aaron Rosloff spent his past two birthdays jumping out of planes to raise money for a local food pantry. This year, the senior citizen’s synagogue is ponying up to ground him.
Ten U.S. teens were recognized for their volunteerism with Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. Each will receive an honorarium of $36,000 “in recognition of their leadership, innovation and commitment to making the world a better place,” the Helen Diller Family Foundation said in its announcement.
It takes chutzpah to tout Mitt Romney as the ‘tikkun olam candidate.’ Did Noam Neusner miss the GOP’s ideas on slashing social programs, unions and questioning global warming?
Mitt Romney believes in the power of individual freedom — and has shown that Americans can achieve much more than government. That makes him the real tikkun olam candidate.
Tikkun olam is almost always used in support of left-of-center positions. The false implication is that Judaism or even God backs a partisan agenda, Joel Alperson writes.