The rabbinic idiom “Tikun Olam” literally means “repairing/fixing the world” and has been invoked to promote advocacy for numerous causes and policies. But what did “Tikun Olam” mean to those who coined the phrase? In the final installment of his Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law series, Rabbi Yuter explores the specific instances of Tikkun Olam to extrapolate and infer the ideal social system as understood by the Rabbinic Sages.
Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Tikkun Olam Sources (PDF)
Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Tikkun Olam
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I wonder how many Orthodox Rabbi actually have ever used “Tikun Olam” – “repairing/fixing the world” in reality. Perhaps in the new age we are entering, this concept will be lived by, as opposed to the reality of the past thousands of years.