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Tikkun Olam: Healing the World

Tikkun Olam: Healing the World

Tikkun Olam is an idea that has evolved over the years. Its roots reach deep into the Kabbalistic teachings of the Rabbis, and relates to “repairing the World”.
In the tractate Sanhedrin, the Rabbis discuss the question of why the humanity was created starting with just one person – Adam. Why not create all the nations and groups right away? One of the answers given was, “so that no one would say, ‘my father was better than your father, my tribe is better than your tribe’ because we are all brothers and sisters of the same father”.