Rapiring the world (tikkun olam) is an integral part of Jewish life. It is a key feature in observances, holidays, and even madates how we should speak to one ather. 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 seekignto develop a deeper understanding of their own faith? With insight and wisdom, Rabbi Dorff provides accessible, honest and thorough answers to this importna t concept in Judaism. With easy-to-understand explanations of Jewish terms, practices and history, each chapter explores a different facet touched by the tradion of tikkun olam, paralleling explanations with Christian themes and practices.
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.