Making Our Synagogues Vessels of Tikkun Olam

By Mordechai Liebling

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2003

The author notes that despite a high level of individual commitment to social justice as a Jewish value, on a congregational level Reconstructionist congregations fail to engage in either direct action or advocacy level social justice initiatives in any substantial measure. After speculating on the causes of this discrepancy and the religious implications, he suggests ways that synagogue communities can integrate tikkun olam into the life of the synagogue and the lives of congregants in a meaningful way.

Topic: Social Justice, Reconstructionist Judaism, Values, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 68/No. 1

Page Number(s): 5-16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Liebling, Mordechai. Making Our Synagogues Vessels of Tikkun Olam. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2003: 5-16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5888


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