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The insights of a spiritually-rooted caring for the endangered web of life on this planet, leading to a conscious eco-Judaism.


The knowledge and practice of forms of meditation used in Eastern spiritual traditions, and the rediscovery of meditative traditions in Judaism.

Prayer and Life-cycle

At the heart of Jewish renewal and of many newer approaches to tikkun olam is an understanding of Jewish history as a series of encounters with God, once again renewed in our generation after the crisis of the Holocaust and the seeming triumph of Modernity in both its creative and destructive aspects. For that reason, there have been serious efforts to rethink the nature and content of prayer so as to infuse it with tikkun olam as understood in our generation.

Study of Torah

New energy has been brought to the study of Torah both through newtranslations of Biblical, Rabbinic, Kabbalistic, and Hassidic texts andin new midrashic approaches.

Reader's Guide to Jewish Renewal and Tikkun Olam

By Rabbi Arthur Waskow 04/02/2003

The movement for "Jewish renewal" has both learned from and created a number of books that The Shalom Center will make available through its Website.with a special interest in tikkun olam (healing the world).

The Jewish-renewal current of thought and action originated in the intertwining of four strands of Jewish rethinking in the 1960s and 1970s, followed by two approaches that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. This essay will frame a number of the books in these patterns, and then suggest some other categories for seeking nourishment in thought about Jewish renewal.


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