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Tikkun Olam Unit

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Joshua Ladon

on 24 January 2014

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Transcript of Tikkun Olam Unit

Examples of Tikkun haOlam
Enduring Understandings:
Rabbis Employ Tikkun Olam in order to Change an Existing Torah Law

Rabbis develop the term Tikkun Olam = Sake of Public Interest/Social Order

Tikkun Olam Leads to Systemic Change
Tikkun olam
Allowing loans to be made even though the Torah
requires loans to be canceled during the sabbatical
year (every 7 years).
Status of Slaves
They used to be enacted with little respect for the woman.
Rabban Gamliel changes this for the sake of Tikkun haOlam
Ransoming Captives
When is it a good idea to pay for abducted individuals
and when does it do more harm than good?
writs of Divorce - Get
The rabbis deal with a situation when
someone has paid off part of his debt as
a slave. Can he be a half-indentured servant?
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