Tikkun Olam: A Jewish Tradition of World Repair

Code: IPT5/722

Dates: July 5, 2021 - July 9, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm for 3 Hours (PT)

Rather than a perfect creation corrupted by humanity, Jewish tradition proposes that God created an imperfect world requiring human repair. We will examine the historical development of Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept of repairing the world, from  early Rabbinic literature through Kabbalah, Hasidism, Zionist and post-Holocaust theology, and contemporary social activism. Through the lens of Tikkun Olam, we will learn about Jewish history and major Jewish texts, as we also consider the connection between our own spiritual practice and our commitment to social justice.

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