Law, Ethics, and Customs:
An accessible introduction to the Jewish concept of our responsibility to care for others and repair the world.
The Way Into Tikun OlamRepairing the World
By Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff
6"x9" (320 Pages)Publisher: Jewish Lights, 2005
Part of the "The Way Into . . ." series.
For everyone who wants to understand the meaning and significance of tikkun olam (repairing the world) in Jewish spiritual life, this book shows the way into an essential aspect of Judaism and allows you to interact directly with the sacred texts of the Jewish tradition.
Guided by Dr. Elliot N. Dorff, Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Judaism, this comprehensive introduction explores the roots of the beliefs and laws that are the basis of the Jewish commitment to improve the world. It looks at the various motivations that the sacred texts provide for caring for others, the ways the Jewish tradition seeks to foster such concerns in our social and family relationships, and the kind of society that Jews should strive to create as partners with God.