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“Tikkun Olam”: Exploring the Concept of Repairing the World Throughout Jewish Intellectual History!
June 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) is a concept often invoked but rarely understood. It turns out that the phrase was used throughout Jewish history over the last two millennia in very different ways. In this class, Rabbi Shmuly will lead us through a text study of various sources to understand how different Jewish thinkers have understood the concept of tikkun olam and what that might mean for us today.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash. Rabbi Yanklowitz’s writings have appeared in outlets as diverse as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and the Atlantic among many other secular and religious publications. Rabbi Yanklowitz is a sought-after educator, social justice activist, and motivational speaker as well as the author of sixteen books on Jewish spirituality, social justice, and ethics.