Jonathan Sacks, To Heal a Fractured World (New York: Random House, 2007), p. 5.
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We are here to make a difference, to mend the fractures of the world, a day at a time, an act at a time, for as long as it takes to make it a place of justice and compassion where the lonely are not alone, the poor not without help; where the cry of the vulnerable is heeded and those who are wronged are heard. 'Someone else's physical needs are my spiritual obligation,' a Jewish mystic taught.
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. How does spirituality connect to tikkun olam?

2. What is the 'spiritual obligation' the Jewish mystic references? How does this differ from other obligations?

3. Can this type of world ever be achieved?

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Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)