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. 16, No. 6, November/December

15th Anniversary Offerings
15TH ANNIVERSARY OfferingsWe live in a blind-siding, head-spinning world that undergoes cataclysmic shifts without regard to press time. Such is the situation that we have found ourselves in for this issue of TIKKUN. This past summer we had asked a number...
An Interview with Azmi Bishara
AN INTERVIEW WITH Azmi BisharaAzmi Bishara is a Member of Knesset. He was the Israeli-Arab candidate for prime minister in 1999 but withdrew at the last moment in favor of Ehud Barak. Right-wing Members of Knesset are seeking to end his immunity from...
Chanukah
CELEBRATING THE WORLD'S FIRST RECORDED NATIONAL LIBERATION STRUGGLE evening of December 9 to December 17, 2001 The Ritual Each night of Chanukah we light candles, starting with the shamash (used to light the others) and one candle, and then adding one...
Confronting Evil
Evil masks sins and emasculates the sinner It prevents growth. "Pure Evil," "The Faces of Evil," "Evil in the Skies"-- the headlines and media coverage in the days following the September 11 terrorist attacks were rife with references to evil, and this...
Freaks Are Us
FILM REVIEW A.I., directed by Steven Spielberg. Warner Bros., 2001. Steven Spielberg's A.I. is a messy, three-layer concoction made of startling and plodding ingredients, but its moments of originality, plumbing fears of Otherness, engage adventurous...
Freaks Are Us: A.I
Freaks Are Us: A.I.Laurie Stone is an author and cultural critic. Her most recent books are Close to the Bone and Laughing in the Dark.Steven Spielberg's A.I. is a messy, three-layer concoction made of startling and plodding ingredients, but its moments...
From Athens to Jerusalem
SOUL PRINTS From Balanced Personality to Passionate Risk-Taker Matthew Arnold, writing in his celebrated work Culture and Anarchy, suggests that Hebraism and Hellenism are the two essential philosophies of life between which civilized man must choose....
From Athens to Jerusalem: From Balanced Personality to Passionate Risk-Taker
From Athens to Jerusalem: From Balanced Personality to Passionate Risk-TakerRebbe Mordechai (Marc) Gafni serves as Dean of Melitz Beit Midrash in Jerusalem.Matthew Arnold, writing in his celebrated work Culture and Anarchy, suggests that Hebraism and...
Future Positive?
"It's time for the United Nations to get the hell out of town, and take with it CNN war slut Christianne Amanpour. The UN clogs our city like sewage." Not exactly balanced reporting is it, but pretty standard for the New York Post (September 21, 2001)....
Healing after Terror
Healing After TerrorOur mourning for the victims of September 11 will go on for a long time. The shock, the horror, the grief, the anger, the sadness have not abated. We're all somewhat scared, and we should be. We are not used to being this vulnerable.So...
Healing the Heart, Healing the Planet
JUDAISM Judaism as Transformational Practice I was born in 1946, a year after the liberation of Auschwitz and two years before the Declaration of the State of Israel. It was a great act of faith to have a Jewish child in 1946; a great spiritual statement...
Healing the Heart, Healing the Planet: Judaism as Transformational Practice
Healing the Heart, Healing the Planet: Judaism as Transformational PracticeRabbi Sheila P. Weinberg has been the rabbi of the Jewish Community of Amherst since 1989. She has initiated and presented a series of Jewish-Buddhist dialogues and meditation...
Jewish Renewal Makes It to Film
Raising the Sparks: A Personal Search for a Spiritual Home in Judaism. 60 minute video by Chuck Davis. Throughline Productions and Delphi Productions. With its very first scene, Raising the Sparks, a delightful and disturbing documentary of producer/director...
Jewish Renewal Makes It to Film: Raising the Sparks; A Personal Search for a Spiritual Home in Judaism
Jewish Renewal Makes It to Film: Raising the Sparks; A Personal Search for a Spiritual Home in Judaism.Rami Shapiro is senior rabbi and president of Metiva, a center for contemplative Judaism in Los Angeles, CA. His most recent book is Proverbs (Bell...
Lessons Learned in Durban
I wrote the following article about the U.N. World Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa, one day before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. What I wrote about here is even more important to understand now in light of the recent...
Letters to the Editor
Although we normally reserve our letters column for responses to articles that appear in the magazine, Rabbi Lerner's written statement in response to the events of September 11 (which appeared on our website www.tikkun.org), generated thousands of responses...
Prayer as a Rebellion
Prayer as a RebellionLeonard Felder, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in West Los Angeles whose eight books have sold over 950,000 copies. His new book, Seven Prayers That Can Change Your Life, is published by Andrews-McMeel.From interviewing over 250...
Reflections on Palestinian Strategy
The Intifada Has Delivered Its Message-Time Now for a Palestinian Peace Initiative By the time these reflections appear in print (it is now September 24, 2001) it is possible that new events will have transformed the situation beyond recognition, but...
Reflections on Palestinian Strategy: The Intifada Has Delivered Its Message - Time Now for a Palestinian Peace Initiative
Reflections on Palestinian Strategy: The Intifada Has Delivered Its Message--Time Now for a Palestinian Peace InitiativeJerome M. Segal is a Senior Research Scholar at the University of Maryland's Center for International and Security Studies. Founder...
Religious Passion and Public Life
Religion and the Demise of Liberal Rationalism: The Foundational Crisis of the Separation of Church and State, by J. Judd Owen. University of Chicago Press, 2001. * The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-TwentiethCentury Awakening,...
Religious Passion and Public Life: Religion and the Demise of Liberal Rationalism; the Foundational Crisis of the Separation of Church and State; the Transformation of American Religion; the Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening; Landscapes of the Soul
Religious Passion and Public Life: Religion and the Demise of Liberal Rationalism; The Foundational Crisis of the Separation of Church and State; The Transformation of American Religion; The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening; Landscapes of...
Report from Durban: Lessons Learned in Durban
REPORT FROM DURBAN: Lessons Learned in DurbanCherie R. Brown is the director of the National Coalition Building Institute in Washington, D. C. (www.ncbi.org).I wrote the following article about the U.N. World Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa,...
Rest in Peace
Rest in PeaceI am a World Trade Center tower, standing tall in the clear blue sky, feeling a violent blow in my side, andI am a towering inferno of pain and suffering imploding upon myself and collapsing to the ground.May I rest in peace.I am a terrified...
Roundtable
In late September, we convened a roundtable discussion among people who are progressive peace activists to discuss building the groundwork for a national response to the violence of September 11. Of course, by the time you read this events may make some...
September 11: Confronting Evil
September 11: Confronting EvilAndrew Kimbrell is an attorney, author, and activist. He is director of the International Center for Technology Assessment and author of several books, including The Human Body Shop and The Masculine Mystique."Pure Evil,"...
September 11: Future Positive?
SEPTEMBER 11: Future Positive?Michael Edwards is the author of Future Positive (Earthscan)."It's time for the United Nations to get the hell out of town, and take with it CNN war slut Christianne Amanpour. The UN clogs our city like sewage." Not exactly...
September 11: Roundtable
SEPTEMBER 11: RoundtableMedea Benjamin is founding director of the human rights organization Global Exchange and an active member of the Green Party. Peter Gabel is a professor of law at New College of California and associate editor of TIKKUN. Jo Ellen...
September 11: Terror and the Construction of a Sacred Space
SEPTEMBER 11: Terror and the Construction of a Sacred SpaceRoger Friedland teaches in the department of religious studies at UC Santa Barbara..Minoru Yamasaki, chief architect of the World Trade Center, has said: "World trade means world peace and consequently...
September 11: The Globalization of Poverty
SEPTEMBER 11: The Globalization of PovertyAntonia Juhasz is the project director of the International Forum on Globalization. Material for this article was drawn from "Does Globalization Help the Poor?," a report by IFG available at www.ifg.org.United...
Settler Violence and September 11
A Report from the Mean Streets of Hebron As the four teenagers in kippot approached the bus stop in Jerusalem where I was waiting for an Israeli friend, I instinctively whipped off the red hat that identified me as an international observer. A British...
Settler Violence and September 11: A Report from the Mean Streets of Hebron
Settler Violence and September 11: A Report from the Mean Streets of HebronKathleen Kern has worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams since 1993. Her chapter about CPT's work may be found in From the Ground Up: Mennonite Contributions to International...
Terror and the Construction of a Sacred Space
Minoru Yamasaki, chief architect of the World Trade Center, has said: "World trade means world peace and consequently the World Trade Center buildings in New York... had a bigger purpose than just to provide room for tenants. The World Trade Center is...
The Globalization of Poverty
United States Trade Representative Robert Zoellick has begun to use the horrific tragedies of September 11, 2001 as a rationale to push an agressive free trade agenda, arguing that we must "counter terrorism with trade." An expansive economic globalization...
The Tikkun Community Founding Statement
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people are becoming aware that the world needs new directions, new vision, new political categories, and a deep period of atonement, healing, and transformation. Because we see little evidence of that fundamental...
Transformation, Not "Normalcy"
Transformation, Not "Normalcy"George Vradenburg is husband to publisher Trish Vradenburg.The events of September 11 continue to weigh heavily. The loss of so many, so quickly, in such a dramatic manner, was shocking and traumatic.Our reaction, swift...
Wonder
WonderJane S. Rechtman teaches courses in world religions at The Masters School, a private school outside New York City.One of my favorite biblical characters is Moses, mainly because of his sense of wonder. Think about it: There he was, out in the desert...
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