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#BlogExodus-10 Nissan; Leave

Posted by: erika on: April 10, 2014

I’m a little late to the game, but so excited about this project. Leave: verb  1. go away from. 2. allow to remain. It’s interesting that the two definitions of leave are opposites. Even more interesting as I think about where I am in my Jewish life. On one hand things will remain and on the other […]

Living Tikkun Olam

Posted by: erika on: November 11, 2012

As Jews do we talk about Tikkun Olam, or do we live it?   My partner went to Far Rockaway today and reports that Red Cross, FEMA and the National Guard were at the various locations we’ve been volunteering with. She also reports that there are lights in the stairwells of some of the buildings. […]

Tikkun Olam

Posted by: erika on: October 9, 2010

It is clearly the duty of every Jew to seek justice.  In a world unredeemed, a word that is damaged, it is the job of every Jew to participate in tikkun olam/repair of the word.  In areas of social justice, social action, Judaism has set itself clear mandates “You shall do what is right and […]


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