The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

Teachings, Torah, and history of Tikkun Olam, "Repairing the World" 

AJS Texts

Links to Tikkun Olam text study sheets and collections:

Tikkun Olam a liberal conspiracy? Fake Judaism? Just ask the texts.

View, comment on, download these files (Hebrew + English translation):

  • "Loving your Neighbor" and social responsibility as Tikkun Olam (shorter version - go to Google drive folder to download longer version)
  • תיקון הטבע - Environmental tikkun, tikkun of the Earth/planet/Nature
  • Spiral Speak, Sam Brown, Abiquiu, New Mexico,
  • Rambam (Maimonides) on Tikkun Olam
  • A Brief History of Tikkun Olam - adapted from "29 Texts on Tikkun Olam"
  • A PDF of 44 texts on Tikkun Olam, published in the Journal for Jewish Ethics, which includes indexing by themes, can be downloaded from here.
  • Texts about tikkun olam make for great text study at your Shavuot tikkun. If you want more Torah resources for Shavuot, click here - including "An Offering in God's Image" about the first fruits, and text study comparing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with the Talmud and Zohar
  • Links to Reb Duvid's articles on Tikkun Olam:

  • "29 Texts on Tikkun Olam" - published in Protocols. Download PDF here.
  • Book Review of To Heal the World? - published in Moment magazine
  • "A Tikkun for Tikkun Olam? How ‘To Heal the World?’ Corrupts Debate & Endangers Judaism" - published in the Jewish Journal

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