Friday, September 3, 2010

Tikkun Olam is a Tribal, not Universal, Concept

[Abraham] Foxman acknowledged that he’d taken a swipe at the concept [tikkun olam, repairing the world] at last year’s Jewish People’s Policy Planning Conference but said that his problem was not with tikkun olam as a value but with its current ubiquity in religious discourse. “What I’ve been critical of is those who have sold Judaism as, ‘All you have to do is love universally and that’s Judaism,’ ”Foxman said. “It’s not—it’s ersatz Judaism. It’s Judaism lite.” It also, Foxman added pointedly, has the potential to elevate political action on behalf of others while brushing past the theological significance of acting on behalf of Jews. (Marissa Brostoff, "Beyond Repair," Sep 3, 2010, The Tablet)

Also see:

Judaic Activists Set Sail for the Cause of Tribal Universalism?

Joint "Judeo-Christian" efforts at "repairing the world" (such as THIS) ultimately serve rabbinic interests.

The Judeo-Christian racket is intended only to convert Christians into "Noahide" servants. See:

USCCB States Principles for "Dialogue" Fraud

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