Tikkun Olam is an important value in Israeli society. Taken from passages of Scripture such as Isaiah 1:16-17 (remove evil, do good, seek justice, etc), tikkun olam in Hebrew means “to repair the world.” Israelis take that idea seriously and are, thus, often one of the first on scene when disaster strikes.
The tiny nation (the size of New Jersey) responds near and far when needs arise, and were one of the first nations to respond to the crisis in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.
In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, what can you do to assist those in crisis on the Gulf Coast? Here are some ideas:
- Pray! Everyone can do it!
- Volunteer to go help with cleanup efforts.
- Give financially to help the cause.
Two very reputable organizations forming volunteer teams and taking financial contributions are Samaritan’s Purse and Answers in Genesis. Let’s follow the example of our Israeli friends and do our small part to “repair the world.”