Racism and Israel’s election: How did the Jewish state become an oppressive state?

Israel’s election on Tuesday came down to a battle between a prime minister who promised to annex part (or possibly all) of the West Bank and its several million Palestinians into Israel, but without giving them equal rights to Jews, and a former army general and chief of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who boasted […]

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Mourning the Murder of Muslims in New Zealand..and what to do

We at Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives are in deep mourning for the 49 Muslims killed and at least 20 seriously injured, in a hate-filled terror attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The murderer, a few hours before the assault, posted a long statement filled with hatred toward […]

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Trump’s arrogance and stupidity in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Of course Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel. But it is also the capital of the State of Palestine, currently occupied by the Israeli army and unable to exercise its sovereignty in the Arab parts of Jerusalem that will some day be an integral part of the Palestinian state. To ignore this […]

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Challenge the Destruction of the Rohingya People

Rabbi Michael Lerner called today for secular humanists, spiritual progressives, and  every religious leader in the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and other religious communities, as well as secular social change activists and human rights supporters, to speak out loudly and clearly against the the destruction of the Rohingya People.

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Obery Hendricks on MLK’s legacy–with comment by Rabbi Lerner

Having just returned (Monday, Jan. 16, 2016) from participating in a demonstration and march in Oakland, Ca. today in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, I was glad to receive this submission to Tikkun  (below) by African American studies professor (and Tikkun magazine author) Obery Hendricks. It is an important counter to […]

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Stop Israel and the JNF from Destroying the Bedouin homes!

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, the co-founder of Haqel and a recipient of the Tikkun Award at our November conference, needs your help to stop Israel and the JNF (Jewish National Fund) from evicting Bedouins from their homes in order to build a completely Jewish city on the land where they have lived. He is asking all […]

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Why Security Council Resolution 2334 Matters a Lot More Than We Think

Editor’s note: Few Americans are informed about the degree of distortions in Israeli life and repression of Palestinian rights inevitably accompany the Occupation of the West Bank, that are the background for the U.N. Security Council resolution passed last week which made clear that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law. […]

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