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In remembrance lies the secret of redemption.
BA'AL SHEM TOV
Mira Steiner of Zagreb, Yugoslavia, who was
murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust,
an innocent victim of the "Final Solution."
(Mira was born on 18 February 1923.)
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Welcome to Tikkun Olam, David Dickerson's Web site. The "concept of tikkun olam, or repairing the world through social action, is one of the traditional categories of tzedakah (righteousness and justice). The word tikkun first appears in the book of Ecclesiastes (1:5; 7:13; 12:9), where it means 'setting straight' or 'setting in order'."
Tikkun Olam (in Hebrew)
I offer this Web site as my small, personal effort to help the world become a better place, with humility, and with no pretention, dogmatic agenda, or exaggerated expectations. My conviction is that we — humanity as a whole — should try our best to "heal the world," based upon our individual callings, interests, and talents.
"Tikkun olam, once associated with a mystical approach to all mitzvot, now is most often used to refer to a specific category of mitzvot involving work for the improvement of society — a usage perhaps closer to the term's classical rabbinic origins than to its longstanding mystical connotations." — MyJewishLearning.com
Please Note: I do not use or personally associate the Hebrew term tikkun olam with the teachings of sixteenth-century kabbalist Isaac Luria (i.e., in the sense of Lurianic Kabbalah).
I hope that you will enjoy your visit and that you will find the information in this WWW presentation useful. In the middle of this page, you will find buttons for accessing the main sections; each of these sections is a work in progress and I appreciate your patience as I try to improve the presentation. I welcome your comments and questions.
David M. Dickerson
P.S. — In addition, on this Web site is the ten-megabyte presentation, A Literary Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
This World Wide Web presentation resides on the computer systems of the nonprofit Institute for Global Communications (IGC), for which I volunteer. IGC — a member of the worldwide Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization — operates the following international, nonprofit computer networks: PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, and AntiRacismNet. I also volunteer extensively for the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN). (For many years, I was extremely active in iEARN's Holocaust/Genocide Project — while it was part of the iEARN education network.)
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"The tiger's survival is now entirely in humanity's hands — including yours."
«In Ton und Wort kannst du das Böse mindern.» — Viktor Ullmann
[ Music and words can diminish evil. ]
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Presentation Last Updated: 25 December 2005
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