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. 26, No. 2, Spring

Another Word on "God and the Twenty-First Century"
THERE'S THE STORY OF A YOUNG ATHEIST ARGUING WITH HIS ORTHODOX Jewish father about the existence of God. It's late Friday afternoon. After an hour or so, the father looks at his watch and concedes, "Well, my son, God might or might not exist, but it's...
A Progressive Strategy for 2011-2012
FOR TWO YEARS, TlKKUN CRITIQUED PRESIDENT Obama for not putting forward a consistent narrative or worldview. As of Obama's State of the Union address, our view has changed decisively- inconsistency is no longer the problem; he has made himself clear....
Devotion: Futurismo
We cared less about the things and more about the smears and blursand fluxing stuff. We hated the depiction of history and yesterday'sdevotions. We put on goggles and sped past God and the seductivepunctures in the skin of his son. We put wings on everythingglued...
Heaven's Snake
"Is the cornsnake Jewish?"This was a tough question to answer. I was visiting with the first-grade class taught by my then-girlfriend, who had introduced me to her students as "Farmer Josh"- and then thrust a large-ish cornsnake into my less-than-willing...
Mourning a Foreskin
MOURNING A FORESKIN THE MEASURE OF HIS GRIEF by Lisa Braver Moss, CreateSpace, 2010Review by Patricia Karlin-Neumann"Just as he has entered into the covenant of Abraham, so may he be entered into the life ofTorah, the blessing of family life, and the...
Nourishing Hope-In Uganda and in the United States
It's the first Sunday of 2011, and I'm sitting on a balcony in the Ntinda section of Kampala, Uganda, watching lizards skitter up the crumbling concrete wall across the way, contrasting my coffee-drinking leisure with the sweat ofthe young man washing-...
Overcoming Despair as the REPUBLICANS TAKE OVER
A Conversation with Noam ChomskyMICHAEL LERNER (ML): YOU HAVE MADE MANY EXCELLENT ANALYSES ofthe power of global capital and its capacity to undermine ordinary citizens' efforts to transform the global reality toward a more humane and generous world....
Overcoming the Trauma of the Holocaust
OVERCOMING THE TRAUMA OF THE HOLOCAUST THE HOLOCAUST IS OVER, WE MUST RISE FROM IT SASHES by Avraham Burg Palgrave Macmillan, 2008Review by Jonathan FriedmanAN INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECtive internalizatioN of love is the true precondition to peace in the...
Passover Haggadah Supplement 2011
FOR YOUR SEDER, here is a Haggadah supplement- not a replacement. If you don't normally do a Seder, you can use this supplement as the basis for an interfaith gathering in your home on April 18, the first night of Passover, or on any of the other nights...
Postwar Dystopia or Family Paradise?
POSTWAR DYSTOPIA OR FAMILY PARADISE? SECOND SUBURB: LEVIHOWN, PENNSYLVANIA Edited by Dianne Harris University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010Review by Paul Von BlumLEVITTOWN. FOR MANY, THE name of this Philadelphia-area suburb conjures a vision of sterility...
Prospects for the U.S. Left: Not Bad at All
Prospects for the Left in the United States are far better than they seem to most observers across the political spectrum (excepting those who fantasize imminent revolutionary uprisings spear-headed by 79 -year-old sociology professors). The economic...
Readers Respond
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The Imperial War for Drugs
[BOOKS] THE IMPERIAL WAR FOR DRUGS AMERICAN WAR MACHINE: DEEP POLITICS, THE CIA, GLOBAL DRUG CONNECTION, AND THE ROAD TO AFGHANISTAN by Peter Dale Scott Rowman & Littlefield, 2010Review by Richard FalkAMERICAN WAR MACHINE represents a fitting culmination...
The Real Education Reformers
Why Chicago Mothers and Teachers Are Doing More than "Waiting for Superman"WANT TO MEET THE LEADERS OF THE GROWING MOVEment in defense of public education? You might be surprised where to look. While the corporate media focuses on Washington, D. C, and...
To Uphold the World
What Two Statesmen from Ancient India Can Tell Us about Our Current CrisisTHE GLOBAL ECONOMY IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF A GLOBAL ETHIC. THE WORLD economic system is driving a significant number of all living creatures to extinction. It is a world order-...
Truth, Illumination, and Nuclear Weapons
RABBI LERNER ASKED ME TO SHARE MY HIGHEST SPIRITUAL TRUTHS, BUT I HAD intended to talk about the moral imperative to abolish nuclear weapons. I will try and put these two themes together.The highest spiritual truth that I know is contained in Adonai...
Tunisia, Egypt, and Israel
IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE THAT TIKKUN AND OTHER progressive Jewish voices welcomed the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings for democracy as they unfolded in late January and early February: the Jewish people have roots in the Bible's story of the Israelite...
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