The Jewish Approach to Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam): A Brief Introduction for Christians

The Jewish Approach to Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam): A Brief Introduction for Christians

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A window into the Jewish idea of responsibility to care for the world--written especially for Christians.

The concept of repairing the world (tikkun olam) is an integral part of Jewish life. It helps shape Jewish social and family relationships, and even mandates how Jews should speak to others. But why is it important for Christians to understand this Jewish approach to life? And what kind of impact can understanding this fundamental aspect of Judaism have on Christians seeking to develop a deeper understanding of their own faith?

With insight and wisdom, award-winning author Rabbi Elliot Dorff provides an accessible, honest and thorough exploration of this important Jewish concept. With easy-to-understand explanations of Jewish terms, practices and history, each chapter explores a different facet touched by the tradition of tikkun olam. Rabbi Dorff also addresses parallel themes and practices in the Christian tradition, helping you better understand the roots of Christianity and how the fundamentals of Judaism relate and reflect your own aspirations to repair the world.

  • Caring for the Poor
  • The Power of Words
  • The Ministry of Presence
  • Duties of Spouses to Each Other
  • Children's Duties to Their Parents
  • Parent's Duties to Their Children
  • The Traditional Jewish Vision of the Ideal World

Author: Elliot N. Dorff
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Published: 11/01/2008
Pages: 231
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.69lbs
Size: 8.42h x 5.54w x 0.67d
ISBN: 9781580233491

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/13/2008 pg. 50