To Heal The World?: How the Jew­ish Left Cor­rupts Judaism and Endan­gers Israel

  • From the Publisher
January 1, 2013

Tikkun olam is the most recog­nis­able and influ­en­tial idea in the Amer­i­can Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty. There is no cor­ner of mod­ern Jew­ish life that has not been touched by it. We all think we know what tikkun olam means and where it comes from: a Jew­ish com­mand­ment to repair the world that goes back to the Torah, the Prophets, and the ancient sages and that con­tin­ues to inspire Jews today to par­tic­i­pate in social jus­tice activism. But is it pos­si­ble that despite what we think we know our under­stand­ing of tikkun olam might be mis­tak­en? To Heal The World? makes a provoca­tive but heart­felt case that we’ve got tikkun olam all wrong and that its pow­er over our com­mu­ni­ty presents great risks to Jew­ish con­ti­nu­ity and our con­nec­tion to Israel. So how can Jews main­tain their pas­sion­ate com­mit­ment to social jus­tice while safe­guard­ing Judaism for the next gen­er­a­tion? This book shows the way.

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