Tikkun

Tikkun Magazine: A Bimonthly Jewish Critique of Politics, Culture and Society is published twice a month by Tikkun Magazine. Founded in June 1986, the publication covers world politics and social issues.

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, May/June

Aging in American Culture
Heschel's Vision I am delighted to be writing this, the first of a new column for Tikkun. "To Grow In Wisdom" will focus broadly on the topic of aging as seen through the lenses of cultural criticism, history, theological inquiry, and practical concern...
Aging in American Culture: Heschel's Vision
Thomas R. Cole is the author of The Journey of Life: A Cultural History of Aging in America and a producer of two recently released documentaries Life Stories and Still Life: the Humanity of Anatomy.I am delighted to be writing this, the first of a new...
A New Prayer for the State of Israel?
Introducing a Liturgical Alternative Liturgical poetry has often been the way Jews exercise their creativity and react to contemporary events in a devotional world otherwise focused on the distant past or unrealized future. The Prayer for the State of...
A New Prayer for the State of Israel? Introducing a Liturgical Alternative
Shaul Magid is the Elaine Ravich Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and chair of the department of Jewish philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is also the rabbi of the Fire Island Synagogue in Seaview, New York.Liturgical poetry...
Born Yesterday
SEPTEMBER 11 Without history it's as if we were born yesterday. When I became a historian it did not take me long to see that the notion of "objectivity" was a myth, that it was neither possible nor, even if possible, desirable. Not desirable because...
Craft and Commerce: Moshe the Bookseller
Mark I. Pinsky, a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, now covers religion for the Orlando Sentinel. His work also appears in Christianity Today and the Columbia Journalism Review.There is something intoxicating about selling a thing you have...
Creative Kaballah
* Kabbalah of Creation: Isaac Luria's Earlier Mysticism, translated and with commentary by Eliahu Klein. Jason Aronson, 2000. Every act of true inquiry into the metaphysical world is a kind of leave-taking from the house of our fathers and mothers, a...
Creative Kabbalah: Kabbalah of Creation; Isaac Luria's Earlier Mysticism
Jason Shulman is a spiritual teacher and the founder of A Society of Souls, a three-year training program in kabbalistic healing. Contact: www.kabbalah.org.Every act of true inquiry into the metaphysical world is a kind of leave-taking from the house...
Healing Israel
This article was first presented at the TIKKUN Community Conference on January, 20, 2002. Cherie R. Brown is the director of the National Coalition Building Institute in Washington, D.C. (www.ncbi.org).I have been working primarily with U.S. Jews since...
Helping Children Deal with Scary News
Susan Dermond is director of Living Wisdom School in Portland, Oregon, and the editor of I Came from Joy, a spiritual activity book. She writes and speaks about spiritual education and teaches yoga.When I was a little girl, I remember walking into a...
Letters to the Editor
An Open Letter to American Jews (and other friends of Israel) A few days ago I was informed of an interesting phenomenon: a peace-supporting Jewish organization, named the TIKKUN Community, published an ad in favor of us-the Israeli reservist refuseniks-and...
Mad as Hell?
READING SPIRIT * Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames, by Thich Nhat Hanh. Riverhead Books, 2001. In recent months, even more than usual, anger is all the rage. After the initial shock of 9-11 wore off, the American people gave vent to an enormous outpouring...
Mad as Hell? Anger; Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
Roger S. Gottlieb is the author of Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change and A Spirituality of Resistance. He teaches philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.In recent months, even more than usual, anger is all the rage....
Mirroring Evil
ART REVIEW * "Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/ Recent Art." Jewish Museum of New York. (March 17-June 30, 2002). One debate among Americans that will never come to a satisfying end is the question of artistic freedom. The artist will tell you that the imagination...
Mirroring Evil: "Mirroring Evil; Nazi Imagery/Recent Art."
Thane Rosenbaum is the literary editor of TIKKUN and the author, most recently, of The Golems of Gotham.One debate among Americans that will never come to a satisfying end is the question of artistic freedom. The artist will tell you that the imagination...
Prayer as a Rebellion
Part III: Developing a Mindful Way of Eating Many years ago when I lived in New York, I used to eat occasionally at Brownie's Health Food Restaurant on Fifth Avenue. One day I a very famous health writer at the next table gobbling down his food and arguing...
Prayer as a Rebellion: Part III; Developing a Mindful Way of Eating
Leonard Felder is a psychologist and author of Seven Prayers that Can Change Your Life: How to Use Jewish Spiritual Wisdom for Enhancing Your Health, Relationships and Daily Effectiveness (Andrews-McMeel, $12.95).Many years ago when I lived in New York,...
Prophetic Witness
Most Americans and most Israelis are unable to acknowledge the magnitude of horror that has been happening in the past weeks in the Middle East.The trauma inflicted on both peoples has been immense, and we will be paying the price for decades to come....
Renewing Liturgy
The form of the Prayer is piyyut (a religious poem). This seemed to be a natural choice. It is an overwhelmingly diasporic form which flourished in the great Diaspora communities of the Middle Ages. In my mind, I framed the prayer between two powerful...
Reversing the Cancer Epidemic
Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., is a professor of occupational and environmental medicine at the University of Illinois Medical Center and the author of ten books including The Politics of Cancer, Revisited (1998).We are losing the winnable war against cancer....
SEPTEMBER 11: Born Yesterday
Howard Zinn is best known for his book A People's History of the United States. His latest work is Terrorism and War, published by Seven Stories Press.When I became a historian it did not take me long to see that the notion of "objectivity" was a myth,...
State Terrorism in Israel?
Lev Grinberg is a political sociologist and director of the Humphrey Institute for Social Research at Ben Gurion University.What is the difference between state terrorism and individual terrorist acts? If we understand this difference we'll also understand...
Teaching Kindness
Joshua Levine Grater is currently the spiritual leader of Congregation Ahavath Israel in Kingston, NY.As I was working on this article about how to bring kindness into our schools, I had a scary experience. After spending a whole day envisioning a new...
The Question of the Millennium
Joel Kovel teaches at Bard College and is the author, most recently, of The Enemy of Nature, just released by Palgrave (Zed Books, London). For more information: www.joelkovel.org.The agitation building up to the year 2000 seems a distant memory. Remember...
There's No Such Thing as Bad PR
BOOK REVIEW * Philip Roth. Shop Talk: A Writer and His Colleagues and Their Work. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. Philip Roth's job is to take everyday reality and transform it into something else. Something better. Readers of this magazine, while not...
There's No Such Thing as Bad PR: Shop Talk; A Writer and His Colleagues and Their Work
Ken Gordon is a Boston-based freelance writer. He's written about Vladimir Nabokov, James Salter, and Leonardo da Vinci.Philip Roth's job is to take everyday reality and transform it into something else. Something better. Readers of this magazine, while...
The State of the Spirit
This is the text of Michael Lerner's "State of the Spirit" address given at the founding conference of The TIKKUN Community. We are at the beginning of an important new venture-to build a community of all those people who understand that the world needs...
The Sword and the Plowshare as Tools of Tikkun Olam
Rabbi Arthur Waskow is the director of The Shalom Center, www.shalomctr.com, and author of Godwrestling--Round 2. To receive a weekly thought-letter from Rabbi Waskow, send a blank email to shalomctr1-subscribe@topica.com.Mention "the Jews" and "nonviolence"...
THE TIKKUN COMMUNITY: THE STATE of the SPIRIT
This is the text of Michael Lerner's "State of the Spirit" address given at the founding conference of The TIKKUN Community.We are at the beginning of an important new venture--to build a community of all those people who understand that the world needs...
The Wandering Jew
Eunice Lipton, author of Alias Olympia and Looking into Degas, contributes to The Guardian, The Nation, and The Women's Review of Books. She lives in Paris and New York."The Wandering Jew: Witness to History" at the Museum of Jewish Art and History in...
Through Blood and Fire Shall Peace Arise
Ian S. Lustick is professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank/Gaza.The most unfortunate aspect of the failed Camp...
Time for a Wall
Ofer Zur, Ph.D., an ex-officer in the Israeli Army, is currently a clinical psychologist living in California.I was born into a family that takes pride in having four generations of marchers for peace. For many years, my sister was among the Women in...
When Women Injure Women
BOOK REVIEW Woman's Inhumanity to Woman by Phyllis Chester. Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2002. I was just starting my psychology internship in 1972 when a close friend handed me a dog-eared copy of Phyllis Chesler's Women and Madness and said:...
When Women Injure Women: Woman's Inhumanity to Woman
Miriam Greenspan is a psychotherapist, consultant, and pioneer in the field of feminist therapy based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her newest book, Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Other Side of Grief, Fear and Despair, will appear in December, 2002.I...
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