All tagged Tikkun Olam

Challenging Religious Conceptions, a Midrash

We have seen so much negative rhetoric and violent action justified in the name of the nation and in the name of God.  When we allow ourselves to voice words of violence, words of celebration at the other’s tragedy, words calling for the destruction of each other, we allow these words to take root in our hearts, and this violence in our hearts has opportunity to pass to our hands.  Words that speak no peace, can seek no peace, can bring no peace.