Tzedakah

Tzedakah is often translated as charity, but it is much more than this. The word itself comes from the root tzedek, meaning justice, and so tzedakah is really about the pursuit of justice in this world. One way of achieving…

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Tikkun olam

The phrase tikkun olam is understood in our time to mean 'repairing the world' Tikkun olam is Judaism envisioning an ideal world. Often translated to mean 'repair of the world', and even as social justice, tikkun olam underpins our religious…

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Stewardship of the planet

Looking after our environment As part of our commitment to l’taken olam, to fix the world, we understand that Judaism places enormous emphasis on the 'stewardship of the planet'; looking after our environment. This is not simply a modern response…

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Bal tashchit

The phrase bal tashchit means 'do not destroy' The mitzvah of bal tashchit – the commandment to not destroy or waste items from the natural world - is one of the most commonly mentioned mitzvot in contemporary Jewish social action…

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