Author Archives: Michael Lerner

Will the Neocons’ Long War Ever End?

America’s Long War or Global War on Terror has taken some ugly turns as the West’s continued war-making in the Muslim world leads to new terrorism against Western targets, with no end in sight, explains Nicolas J S Davies.

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Obery Hendricks on MLK’s legacy–with comment by Rabbi Lerner

Having just returned (Monday, Jan. 16, 2016) from participating in a demonstration and march in Oakland, Ca. today in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, I was glad to receive this submission to Tikkun  (below) by African … Continue reading

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Stop Israel and the JNF from Destroying the Bedouin homes!

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, the co-founder of Haqel and a recipient of the Tikkun Award at our November conference, needs your help to stop Israel and the JNF (Jewish National Fund) from evicting Bedouins from their homes in order to build … Continue reading

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Why Security Council Resolution 2334 Matters a Lot More Than We Think

Editor’s note: Few Americans are informed about the degree of distortions in Israeli life and repression of Palestinian rights inevitably accompany the Occupation of the West Bank, that are the background for the U.N. Security Council resolution passed last week … Continue reading

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Police Assaults on African American Women–another dimension of US racism

As Jews approach our High Holy Days, our attention shifts toward the process of teshuva–repentance (or as I try to explain to my congregation in Berkeley, Ca., returning to the highest beings we could possibly be). Doing repentance not just … Continue reading

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Stop the Violence!!!

We mourn all the victims of violence, including the large volume of violence against people that goes unreported and underreported, including poor people and people of color, but also we mourn for the very few police officers who have been … Continue reading

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The Real Meaning of Brexit: A Cry of Pain

Rabbi Lerner’s Introductory Note: The vote by a majority in the UK to exit from the European Union (Britain exiting, now called Brexit) is actually a cry of pain by the working people of Britain, and a reflection of the … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali’s Memorial: Rabbi Lerner Invited Speaker

Rabbi Lerner Invited to Speak at Muhammad Ali’s Memorial Service.

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American War Crimes That Still Ougt to Be Prosecuted

Let’s take a moment to think about the ultimate strangeness of our American world.  In recent months, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have offered a range of hair-raising suggestions: as president, one or the other of them might order the U.S. military and the … Continue reading

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Uri Avnery explains the Weakness of the Israeli Peace Movement

 Uri Avnery The Pied Piper of Zion HAMELIN, A small town in Germany (not so far from where I was born), was infested with rats. In their despair, the burghers called upon a rat-catcher and promised him a thousand guilders … Continue reading

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After Paris: A World That Has Lost Its Ethical Direction & Spiritual Foundation and a Media that Cheerleads for Fear and Militarism

For many years, we at Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives have warned that the domination and power-over strategies to achieve “homeland security” have been tried for over 7,000 years and all they have produced is more wars and … Continue reading

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All Should Be Repenting for the Suffering of the Refugees

As we watch millions of refugees struggling to survive, hundreds of thousands of them seeking refuge in a Europe which has by and large shut its doors to them, it is all too easy for those in the U.S. to … Continue reading

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Jewish Liberals and Progressives Congratulate the Vatican on Recognizing the Palestinian State

Jewish liberals and progressives reacted with enthusiasm to the announcement today that the Vatican will recognize the Palestinian State. 

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Baltimore Riots Against Police Violence–Tikkun and the Baptists Response

We endorse the statement below from the Progressive National Baptist Convention. Police violence, particularly though not only against African Americans, requires immediate and forceful response at every level of our society. People should be protesting in the streets of our … Continue reading

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