Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam is a rabbinic concept that means the healing or repair of the world. However, the concept refers to much more than just the technical meaning of the term. The idea is that we are to partner with God in the healing of the world. This partnering is done by the way we live our lives, and more specifically by our good deeds or our keeping of God’s commandments.

One of my favorite teachers, a man named Dwight Pryor, puts it this way:

“We are to live redeemed and redemptive lives.”

That really speaks to me. I think this is what God, via the Apostle Paul, was talking about when he penned, “For we are his masterpiece, created in Messiah Yeshua for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)

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