Jane Kanarek, " What does Tikkun Olam Actually Mean?" in Righteous Indignation: A Jewish call for Justice. eds Rabbi Or N. Rose, Jo Ellen Green Kaiser, and Margie Klein (Vermont: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2008) P. 21
What distinguishes tikkun ha'olam from acts of lovingkindness is that tikkun ha'olam is geared to the future as much, or even more, than it is geared to the present.

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What do you think the difference is between acts of chesed and tikkun olam?

2. When engaging in social justice work do you feel the need for immediate results, or do you see your work as something that should be long term and lasting?

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