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Teaching Kids About ‘Tikkun Olam’

In an excerpt from ‘Mamaleh Knows Best,’ tips for turning your children into mensches

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Help, I’m a Prisoner in a Brain Lab

Alan Mittleman’s new study of Jewish philosophy ‘boils Bible stories and brain science into the message that there’s something holy in everything and everyone’—but can reason and faith coexist?

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Can Islam Be More Jewish?

In his new book ‘What Is Islam?,’ the late scholar Shahab Ahmed asks if it’s time to return to an idea of the religion that prizes more than just the Quran

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Is ‘Tikkun Olam’ for the Betterment of the World, or Just for the Betterment of Divorce?

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, Jews may not realize the origins of a central idea of modern social justice

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Peace on Earth

With his intelligent, lyrical climate encyclical, the most ecumenical of pontiffs brings ‘the common good’ to new heights

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Yale President Calls on Graduates To Commit to Tikkun Olam

‘Your purpose in life … is simply this: to improve the world’

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How My Father’s Problem With Blacks Mirrors the Left’s Problem With Jews

The temptations of tribalism distort the tempers and minds of people who want to do good

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Voting Jewish Values

Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion

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Mitt Romney’s Mormon Politics

Is there a Jewish equivalent to the translation of sacred to political?

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Teenagers With a Mission

Evangelical Christians send students around the world to help the needy. Jews should do the same, extending tikkun olam beyond our community.

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Wake-Up Call

The leftist Israeli magazine +972 wants to sound the alarm on a Jewish state it believes is destroying itself

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Imperfect

As Zionism is under siege and Israelis increasingly see their country as divinely ordained, it’s important to remember that the Jewish state is the result not of a miracle but of historical forces and hard work

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Today on Tablet

Defending Wiesenthal, not healing the world, and more

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Beyond Repair

Is tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of “healing the world,” as dangerous as David Horowitz says it is?

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Upstairs Downstairs

A Manhattan couple repairs the world—five kids at a time

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Mash-Up

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist unites more than just two cute teens

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Stepping Out

A Hadassah member attends her first event

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