Articles

Unmasking BDS: Radical Roots, Extremist Ends

Global BDS activists exploited the 2014 Gaza conflict to reinvigorate their political and economic warfare campaign against Israel.   Read More »

In Algeria, “After President Bouteflika” Is Rapidly Approaching

For the West, the departure of Algeria’s Bouteflika could be a big loss.  Read More »

How the Islamic State (ISIL) Threatens Canada and the West

The Islamic State is an enemy of Western civilization.  Read More »

Egyptian President al-Sisi vs. Hamas

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 14, No. 40       December 4, 2014 At the end of last month, Egypt’s Prosecutor General filed a lawsuit against Hamas’ military arm Ezzedin Al Qassam, intending […]  Read More »

Abbas Shuts the Door to Negotiations with Israel

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 14, No. 39       December 4, 2014 On Nov. 29, the Arab League approved a political action plan by PA President Mahmoud Abbas aimed at imposing the […]  Read More »

Hamas Embraces the Path of the Islamic State (ISIS)

Hamas adopts the Islamic State’s terror methods of stabbings and vehicular attacks.  Read More »

After the U.S. Mid-Term Elections: The Congressional Role in U.S.-Iran Policy

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 14, No. 37       November 17, 2014 The new 114th Congress convenes in January 2015 with Republican majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives. Congressional […]  Read More »

The “Status Quo” on the Temple Mount

The old status quo on the Temple Mount has been greatly degraded.  Read More »

How Iran Views the Fall of Sana’a, Yemen: “The Fourth Arab Capital in Our Hands”

Iran commands the Strait of Hormuz and now is trying to seize the Bab el-Mandeb Strait  Read More »

Message from the Editor JPSR

Message from the Editor Tikkun Olam is the subject of the present issue of JPSR. What we understand by this term can at the same time be clear and elusive. While it originated in the Talmudic period, the concept of […]  Read More »

The Assimilation of Tikkun Olam

Levi Cooper INTRODUCTION Tikkun olam is most commonly heard as a slogan for activism, political involvement and social justice. The term has had numerous lives, such that its endurance and malleability over time are truly impressive. It has been used […]  Read More »

The Place of Tikkun Olam in American Jewish Life1

Jonathan Krasner INTRODUCTION The symbolic moment when the now ubiquitous phrase “tikkun olam” entered the American Jewish mainstream probably took place during the visit of Pope John Paul II to the United States in September 1987. A crisis in Vatican-Jewish […]  Read More »

The Limits of Tikkun Olam: Questions and Answers*

Does the very act of positive ethical behavior automatically fall into the category of tikkun olam, and are there conditions where the term does not apply?  Read More »

Book Reviews for JPSR Fall 2013, Volume 25, Numbers 3–4

Book Reviews Wolfgang G. Schwanitz, Islam in Europa, Revolten in Mittelost: Islamismus und Genozid von Wilhelm II. und Enver Pascha über Hitler und al-Husaini bis Arafat, Usama bin Ladin und Ahmadinejad sowie Gespräche mit Bernard Lewis [Islam in Europe, Revolts […]  Read More »

Mending the World

To understand how the concept of tikkun olam arose, we have to travel back in time to one of the turning-points in Jewish history: the Spanish expulsion and its aftermath.   Read More »