Tikkun Olam

Fathers and Sons: How Jewish Tradition Compels Us to Act on Humanitarian Crises

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
September 16, 2015

The story of the binding of Isaac (the Akeidah) never fails to get inside us because death hangs in every verse. Will the boy die? Will the dad become a mourner? If this drama doesn’t give you chills, you probably aren’t listening. I know we’re supposed to be focusing on Abraham and Isaac, but I can’t stop thinking of my dad and me.

Audacious Hospitality: A New Initiative for Spiritual and Social Empowerment

April Baskin
August 18, 2015

Audacious hospitality is a bold, new, and multi-faceted URJ initiative that encompasses some of our tradition’s most treasured values – lovingkindness, respect, and tikkun olam (repair of our world). It is all about putting the ideas of diversity, outreach and inclusion into action – in a framework that addresses both today’s Jewish communal needs and our highest aspirations.