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  1. Tikkun Olam, Unpacked

    I. Tikkun Olam – An Introduction

    It’s become a commonplace in this generation of Jewish life that one of the core parts of the Jewish mission is “tikkun olam – repairing the world.”  But what does that really mean? Is it just a Jewish word for “what I believe will make the world better as a (choose one: Democrat, Libertarian, Republican, Socialist, Other)?” Or does our Jewish heritage have something to add to our understanding of “making the world better?” 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/tikkun-olam-unpacked

    Posted on: 2016/12/01 - 2:55pm

  2. Brief Asking Federal Court to Reverse Ruling Allowing Strip Searches of Female Inmates As Training Exercise

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assocation joined an amicus brief in Henry v. Hulett submitted by Muslim Advocates,  asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to re-hear and reverse a ruling that found that staff at an Illinois prison did not violate the Constitution when they forced female inmates to engage in a deeply humiliating and dehumanizing strip search as part of a training exercise.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/brief-asking-federal-court-reverse-ruling-allowing-strip-searches-female-inmates

    Posted on: 2019/08/30 - 11:31am