Today, Wednesday, the 20th day of the Jewish month of Menachem Av (August 21), marks 75 years since the untimely passing of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, of righteous memory, father of the Rebbe, of righteous memory. Rabbi , was respected as one of the greatest Talmudic and Kabbalistic scholars of his generation. He served as […]
Know that which is above you: a seeing eye, a listening ear, and all your deeds being inscribed in a book — Ethics of the Fathers 2:1
The Hebrew phrase tikkun olam (pronounced tee-KOON oh-LUHM) means “world repair.” In modern Jewish circles, tikkun olam has become synonymous with the notion of social action and the pursuit of social justice.
Created in the image of God each human being is requested to come close to the Bo’re and to be a partaker of a marvellous peaceful world to which each member has to contribute out of free will. In order for the balance between good and evil intended by God to be restored, humans must be involved in the world’s reparation and can not keep aside or aloof or ‘do nothing’ to get social justice or a better world.
Originally posted on Sim Lev:
What is the point of Judaism? Last night, I gave a defence of Judaism for the disengaged. I argued that religion gives us a sense of community, purpose and meaning. I talked about how Judaism is an antidote to many of the greatest problems we face in the 21st Century.…
Originally posted on Parasha With Passion – Weekly Torah Portions:
Parasha With Passion – Weekly Torah Reading Cycle – Week #21 Greetings Beloveds, In Parashat Ki Tisa (when you take), God instructs Moses to take a census and an offering.? Also, God instructs Moses on how the basin for washing should be used, how to…