Episode 9: The Jewish Troubles of Tikkun Olam
This week, we look at the intellectual foundations of Jewish social justice. Where did Tikkun Olam come from and how did this obscure Kabbalistic precept take over American Judaism? This week’s guest, Jonathan Neumann, is the author of To Heal the World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel. He joins Jonathan Silver for a discussion about the history, interpretative strategy, political judgements, and religious implications of a religious tradition coopted by progressive politics. Kikar is brought to you by the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC). To learn more about the JLC, visit www.jewishleadershipconference.org.