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The Jewish Approach to Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam)


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Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam) in Theory 1. The Meaning and Significance of Tikkun Olam 2. Why Should I Care? The Example of Caring for the Poor Part Two: Tikkun Olam in Practice: Individuals and Society 3. The Power of Words 4. The Ministry of Presence Part Three: Tikkun Olam in Practice: Families 5. Duties of Spouses to Each Other 6. Children's Duties to Their Parents 7. Parents' Duties to Their Children Part Four: Envisioning a World Shaped by Tikkun Olam 8. Elements of the Traditional Jewish Visionof the Ideal World Notes Glossary Suggestions for Further Reading

About the Author

Elliot N. Dorff is Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Judaism and a former visiting professor at the UCLA School of Law. Former chair of the Academy of Jewish Philosophy and the Jewish Law Association, he is now vice chair of both the Conservative movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and the Academy of Judaic, Christian, and Muslim Studies, and past president of the Society of Jewish Ethics and Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. He has written over 150 articles and twelve books on Jewish law, thought, and ethics.

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