Welcome to the Forward‘s coverage of tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of repairing the world.
How Ayn Rand, Emerson and Thoreau perverted the American Dream
In 'Bootstrapped,' Alissa Quart takes aim at our myths and our solipsism
‘What was I doing when I was their age?’ Six Jewish teens, out to change the world
This year’s 15 Diller Tikkun Olam awardees are moving the dial on issues like the refugee crisis, climate change and LGBTQ+ inclusion
Tobi Kahn marks a new Jewish ritual — with a new piece of art
What does tikkun olam look like? On Yom HaTzedek, a new holiday that falls on Pesach Sheni, it looks like a box. For Tobi Kahn, the renowned painter and sculptor, that box looks like a city awash in deep blue, its interior reflecting the heavens, its slot like a mailbox to God. On a Wednesday…
Jewish teen creates ‘Tikkun Olam means Black Lives matter’ charity regalia
A Jewish teenager who created a graphic design supporting anti-racism protesters that went viral on social media is selling regalia with that logo for charity. Adam Garvey, 16, created a graphic of a Star of David inlaid with the words “Tikkun Olam means Black Lives Matter,” which has been shared hundreds of times on social…
This High Holiday Season, Commit To Joining The Fight Against Climate Change
The high holidays are a time of personal and communal reckoning. These are the sins we have committed, we recite. Before the beginning of Yom Kippur, even before Kol Nidrei, the prayer leader or shaliach tzibbur recites “with the consent of God … we allow ourselves to pray with transgressors.” We are in this together….
America’s Legal System Is Rife With Injustice — And Jews Need To Help Fix It
Troubled greatly these days by the injustices all around us, I sat in synagogue some weeks back and came once again upon the ritual of the Sotah: the bizarre, seemingly barbaric procedure employed in Biblical times to placate a man consumed by suspicion over his wife’s unfaithfulness. Is it curious why he is so jealous?…
Slideshow: Jewish Students Built Solar Lamps And Donated Books For Sister School In South Africa
Just in time for Mandela Day, Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County spearheaded the ribbon cutting ceremony of a new school library in South Africa. The Langabuya School previously had a single bookcase that served as its library for its 1,000+ students, but SSDS students raised funds to purchase some 1,000 new books, which…
The Jewish Community Must Oppose Trump’s Muslim Ban
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries. The current version suspends and restricts entry for immigrants, refugees and even visa holders from Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Iran, North Korea and Venezuela; the latter two countries were added after the ban was contested in…
Who were the most (and least) Jewish presidents?
Dear Jewish summer camps: It’s time to tell our children the truth about Israel and Palestine
Why is the world not helping Gazans flee a war zone?
In new documentary ‘God and Country,’ Rob Reiner shines a light on Christian nationalism
In Case You Missed It
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Jewish Deli and Yiddish Cooking in a TikTok World
Tue., Feb. 27, 2024 • 1 P.M. ET
Today many young people are creating and sharing short cooking videos through social media channels like TikTok. For Jews from non-traditional or non-religious backgrounds this has become a fun way to engage with their Jewish identity.
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