Tikkun (teokun): To heal, repair, and transform the world. The Tikkun Reader is a collection of the best of Tikkun magazine from the past 20 years, providing the most cohesive collection of writings that articulate the progressive, left leaning religious perspective on the some of the most important issues in politics, culture, and society facing both Jews and non-Jews today. It includes contributions by such people as Naomi Wolf, Arthur Green, Harvey Cox, Amitai Etzioni, Daniel Berrigan, Neale Donald Walsch, Cornel West, Vandana Shiva, Dennis Kucinich, Jim Wallis, Deepak Chopra, and Noam Chomsky.
Named one of Utne's 100 American Visionaries, Michael Lerner is the founder and editor of Tikkun magazine and the author several books, most recently The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right. He is also the author of Jewish Renewal, Jews & Blacks, The Politics of Meaning, Spirit Matters, and Healing Israel / Palestine. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Approaching God Chapter 3 An Ocean With Many Shores Chapter 4 A God That Is More Than Loving Chapter 5 Enchanted Agnosticism Chapter 6 Pentecostalism and the Future of Christianity Chapter 7 The God Beyond God Chapter 8 Redemption and the Ontological Mystery Part 9 Jewist Identity and Survival Chapter 10 The Kindest Un-Cut Chapter 11 Making Judaism Cool Chapter 12 Burning in Hell, Conservative Movement Style Chapter 13 Ten Ways to Recognize a Sephardic "Jew"ess Chapter 14 Crossing the Ethnic Divide Part 15 Judaism Chapter 16 Notes on Jewish Spirituality Chapter 17 The Woman in the Balcony: On Reading the Song of Songs Chapter 18 A Kabbalah For the Environmental Age Chapter 19 Quantum Cosmology and Kabbalah Chapter 20 Religious Restoration or Religious Renewal Chapter 21 On the Growing Edge of Judaism: Reb Zalman at Eighty Chapter 22 Life as Sacred Narrative Chapter 23 In Your Blood, Live: re-visions of a theology of purity Chapter 24 Starting On My Spiritual Path Part 25 The Holocaust & Its Lessons Chapter 26 The Holocaust's Life as a Ghost-Lingering Psychological Effects Chapter 27 Tainted Legacy: Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Chapter 28 The Paradigm Challenged-Study of the Holocaust Part 29 Israel Chapter 30 Seven Pillars of Jewish Denial Chapter 31 We the Peacemakers Chapter 32 The Ideological Roots of Christian Zionists Chapter 33 Compromise for Peace Chapter 34 Healing Israel Part 35 Spiritual Politics Chapter 36 An Interview on Spiritual Politics With Michael Lerner & Cornel West Chapter 37 Contemporary American Spirituality Chapter 38 Economies of Meaning Chapter 39 Experts and Citizens: Rethinking Professionalism Chapter 40 Healing Our Hearts Chapter 41 Be Not Afraid Chapter 42 The Force of Nonviolence Chapter 43 Confronting Evil Chapter 44 Power and Cooperation Chapter 45 Spiritualizing Foreign Policy Chapter 46 Earth Democracy Chapter 47 A Spirituality of Resistance Chapter 48 The Challenge of the Twenty-First Century Chapter 49 Techno-Utopia? Chapter 50 After the End of History Chapter 51 Millennial Possibilities