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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 l 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


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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 l 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

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

  1. 4 out of 5

    Marit

    I read this book because of my interest in the Jewish concept of tikkun olam and I wished to see how it might have been translated or used in other religions (either as a derivative of that religion itself or as a derivative of Judaism). Dorff is a clear and relatively concise writer with a steady and easy pace of explanation and exposition. He writes about tikkun olam from a purely social perspective, stating that more environmentally-related topics are outside the scope of his book. All of his I read this book because of my interest in the Jewish concept of tikkun olam and I wished to see how it might have been translated or used in other religions (either as a derivative of that religion itself or as a derivative of Judaism). Dorff is a clear and relatively concise writer with a steady and easy pace of explanation and exposition. He writes about tikkun olam from a purely social perspective, stating that more environmentally-related topics are outside the scope of his book. All of his points about the various aspects of tikkun olam that he envisions (all to do with social betterment, communally and individually) are supported by multiple religious Jewish sources. Dorff did include some discussion of these concepts in Christian sources, with primary source excerpts, but this is still a heavily Jewish-influenced book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Diwanna

    A book full of positive ways to live in today's world. Rabbi Dorff addresses some of the most basic moral values in the Jewish tradition. Many Christians would benefit from reading this book. A book full of positive ways to live in today's world. Rabbi Dorff addresses some of the most basic moral values in the Jewish tradition. Many Christians would benefit from reading this book.

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