Tikkun Olam
Tikkun Olam


"He who gives to the poor will lack nothing,
but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses."
– Proverbs 28:27 NIV


"and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy
the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday."
– Isaiah 58:10 NIV



Tikkun Olam: "Repairing the world" (or "Healing and Restoring the world")
 
As I was raised by my parents, they instilled the values of charity and service in me. Both play an important role in improving the world in which we live. As I grew during my childhood and teen years, I worked locally first and then visited other locations within the United States. In my adulthood, I also began working internationally. My focus now includes benefits for both the local and international communities. 
 
There are many ways that one can be involved in healing the world. The compliments of so many different personalities and skills create unique niches for each of us. Where one falters another is strong. Many hands joining together is how the work is done.
 
As you work to heal and restore the world, it may be important to remember the wise words of R. Tarfon:

"You are not obligated to complete the work, nor are you free to abandon it."