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|The Assassination of Osama Bin Laden: A Spiritual Response
The Jewish tradition has much to say on the killing of our vicious and even murderous enemies. When Pharaoh's troops were drowning in the Red Sea as they sought to re-enslave or kill the Israelites,
|Why Jews Around the World are Praying for the Victory of the Egyptian Uprising
Originally Posted on Tikkun Daily Blog ...
|When Generosity, Love, and Kindness are Public Policy, the Violence We Saw in Arizona will Dramatica
The attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords and the murder of so many others in Arizona has elicited a number of policy suggestions, from gun control to private protection for elected ...
|Shooting of Congresswoman is more than a Tragedy
Shooting of Jewish Congresswoman Giffords is Not Just a "Tragedy"--It's Part of a Right Wing Assault on Government and the Liberals & Progressive Who Support It Liberals and progressives are hated ...
|Why Progressives Should Run Against Obama and "Blue Dogs" in the 2012 Democratic Party Primaries
While making a deal to protect billionaires from $145 billion in taxes that they might otherwise have used to solve pressing domestic problems or to create over 3 million jobs at $30,000/yr., some ...
|The Spiritual Messages of Chanukah and Christmas — and Their Downsides
By Rabbi Michael Lerner, originally published by Tikkun Christmas ...
|Obama (and Biden) Have No Clue About What's Bothering Their Political Base
Shortly before the California Democratic primary in 2008, the San Fransisco Chronicle invited me to write a short article explaining why I, chair of the ...
|Americans Need National Repentance and Atonement
Now that the Iraq war is supposedly winding down, America needs a period of reflection, repentance and atonement before rushing into more of the same mistakes we've been making globally and ...
|Shame on the ADL for Opposing the Mosque Two Blocks from Ground Zero
The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) publicly opposes the construction two blocks from Ground Zero of the Cordoba House (also known as Park 51), which the planners imagine as hosting a range of ...
|Jews Rejoice at Overturn of Gay Marriage Ban
Homosexuals were with us in Auschwitz and were persecuted along with Jews throughout Western societies for the past several thousand years, so we stand with them in the struggle for full acceptance ...
|American Liberals and Progressive Never Miss an Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity -- or Are We read
Progressives have been blessed in the past two years with three significant opportunities to change the fundamentals of American society. We've already blown the first and are missing the second and ...
|After Attack on Rabbi Lerner's Home: What you Can do to Help?
The media once again has failed to cover attacks on the Left from the Right. This time it came in the form of an assault on the home of Tikkun Magazine's editor Rabbi Michael Lerner. Lerner had ...
|We Tried to Warn Obama...But He Wouldn't Listen
The defeat of the Democrats choice to succeed Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate is being treated as though there is a decided shift of mass opinion to the Right in the U.S. But it is the Obama ...
|Responding to Hitchens on Chanukah
In the typical fashion that have made Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins into heroes among those who hate (sometimes for good reasons, sometimes not) the religions of the world, we get below ...
|World’s Religious Leaders Mourn the Obama Escalation in Afghanstan
Many of the world’s religious leaders in attendance at the Parliament of World Religions taking place in Melbourne, Australia, are in partial mourning for the dream of a new world that ...
|Obama's Declining Popularity
While Obama is still hailed around the world in almost messianic tones, recent polls indicate his approval rate is below 50% in the U.S. How could a man who aroused so much hope be losing support so ...
|Helping Obama Get Beyond His Internal Contradictions
Media analyses of President Obama’s health care speech were divided on whether he had indicated serious support for a public option or had, instead, cleverly tossed a bone of “recognition&
|47 National Religious Leaders (Christian, Jewish and Muslim) Call for Urgent Priority to Health Care
Explanatory Note from Rabbi Lerner: Why I Signed This Very Weak ...
|Obama's Mistaken Middle East Peace Strategy or No More Negotiations to Nowhere!
While doves in the American Jewish community are lining up to support President Obama in his supposed confrontation with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, the hard-nosed supporters of the Occupation ...
|Ahmadinejad Gives Another Victory to the Israeli Right: It's time for Muslims and Arabs to Join Us i
When representatives of many Arab and Muslim nations publicly applaud Ahmadinejad's racist rant, the real losers are the Palestinians. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the Durban ...
|A Passover Seder Haggadah Supplement
For Ethically Sensitive Jews and our non-Jewish allies. (You don't have to be Jewish to create or attend a Seder--or to adopt the approach to spiritual reality embodied in this text). This text is ...
|A Spiritual Guide for Economic Bailout
The Democrats are wasting the opportunity this crisis gives us to deeply reexamine and transform our economic system. There is a lack of vision in imagining the economics we need. We are stuck in ...
|Cease Fire Now in Gaza - Full Page Ad in the New York Times
On Wednesday Jan. 1st the Tikkun Community and the Network of Spiritual Progressives purchased an full page Ad in The New York Times (it appears on page A17 of Wednesday's issue). It was signed by ...
|A Strategy to End the Israel/Palestine Struggle Once and For All
The leadership of the State of Israel has rejected the latest calls for a cease fire. Only President-Elect Obama has the moral authority to make a call for a cease fire that could be listened to ...
|Israel in Gaza
Israel is still using a strategy of domination in its struggle with Hamas, trying to use force to gain security. But this is a recipe for endless war.
|Just Say "No" to Any Immediate Bailout-Don't try band-aids to keep the Tower of Babel Standing
Rabbis of antiquity interpreted the attempt by humanity to build a Tower of Babel that would allow people to storm heaven as a symbol of human hubris and technological power gone crazy. It was ...
|140 Clergy Appeal to Obama to be Obama and reject the Inside-the Beltway Logic
Over 140 clergy sent a letter to presidential candidate Barack Obama urging him to return to the strong peace and social justice focus that helped him win the Democratic primaries.
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