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Tikkun Olam and Environmental Restoration: A Jewish Eco-Theology of Redemption

By Lawrence Troster

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), Fall 2008

Jewish environmental action is often connected to the concept of tikkun olam, the perfecting or the repairing of the world. Tikkun olam in modern Jewish social justice theology creates an eschatology that sees human free will as the chief means by which the world will be perfected. It provides a vision of restoration, of partnership with the rest of life, and a "discordant harmony" of theme and variation which celebrates the beauty and tragedy in the diversity of Creation.

Topic: Theology, Morality, Social Justice, Environment, Ethics, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Jewish Education News

Editor: Resnick, Judi

Volume/Issue: Vol. 28/No. 2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Troster, Lawrence. Tikkun Olam and Environmental Restoration: A Jewish Eco-Theology of Redemption. Jewish Education News. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). Fall 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4759


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