In the last few decades, we have been witnessing a significant rise in the Jewish public's interest in the notion of Tikkun Olam. The shift in focus – from catering to the “good of the Jews”, to seeking to bring justice and help to communities in need, coupled with the call to personally serve that cause, represents no less than a paradigm shift in the Jewish ethos.
In collaboration with AJWS, JDC Entwine, OLAM, Repair and GPM we set out to explore what this shift means and what it implies. To explore – in Jewish terms – the meaning and purpose of Tikkun Olam. Has it indeed become a significant part of the current Jewish ethos? What needs to happen to further enhance its impact? And what would be the future implications – sociological, ideological, theological, political, institutional, practical, etc. – of this changed collective focus.