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Web Articles: Drone Warfare, Comics, Baseball, Health Care


Web Articles on Drone Warfare, Comics, Baseball, Health Care, and More!
The wide-ranging intellectual and spiritual discussions on the Tikkun website touch on everything from Hollywood sci-fi to the mapping of a Jewish activist future. We're sharing links to some of our recent articles below in case you missed them when they first went up. For more great online-only content, we invite you to visit www.tikkun.org each week.

Mapping a Jewish Activist Future: A Review of Nepon's Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue
by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
How can we create space for friction and dissent from within Jewish institutions, such as the Jewish Federation or Hillel? Read More »

In Praise of Baseball
by Andrew Kimbrell
After decades of observation and outright devotion, I believe that even in these difficult days for the sport, baseball continues to instruct on our most fundamental human virtues and values. More to the point, I believe baseball far more than any other team sport embodies and celebrates many of the principles at the core of what it means to be a progressive, and especially a spiritually minded progressive. Read More »

Hollywood Sci-Fi Goes Back to the Future
by David Sterritt
The value of sharing and selflessness even gets a nod as Peter struggles to balance personal obligations with his dawning sense of purpose as a crusading superhero. Go Spidey! Read More »
Obeying a Higher Law: Making the Case Against Drone Warfare
by Lynn Feinerman
Who has died or been wounded by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)? Who is being surveilled? Where might drones be used in the future? In this powerful book, Medea Benjamin shows that drones are no different from land mines or weapons fitted with depleted uranium: they are extremely unsafe for civilians and they do not, in fact, differentiate between “noncombatants” and “combatants.” Read More »


Comics and Jews
by Paul Buhle
A most unusual book by a most unusual author in the comics world, this small-sized, thick, square volume follows in many ways upon Fredrik Strömberg’s Black Images in the Comics (2001). It also departs in so many other ways that the contrast is vastly illuminating. Read More »

Why the Affordable Care Act Will Not Remedy the U.S. Health Crisis
by Michael Lerner
Many liberals are describing the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold “Obamacare” as a resounding victory for the president and likely to contribute to his chances for re-election. Lerner doesn’t see it that way. Read More »

Bridging the Abrahamic Traditions
by Rose Gordon
In a world where violence seems to prevail, it can be hard to believe in a God of love. Starr’s beautifully crafted book offers and enters into a space where divine love is illuminated as a central teaching and core ethic within the heart of these three monotheistic traditions. Read More »

France Doubles Down on Honoring the Memory of Vichy's Victims
by Richard Weisberg
For the past few years, there have been voices of revisionism in France. It is very difficult, as everyone everywhere should recognize, to sustain sincere self-criticism regarding shameful national episodes. But President Francois Hollande has made clear that some issues must be addressed with intractability and not compromised. Read More »

Our Progressive Traditions
by Robert Inchausti
The source waters of the American religious imagination are larger than Christian orthodoxy—just as Jesus was an Orthodox Jew only more so, and St. Francis, a cosmic Christian whose love for his brethren included birds, donkeys, and the sun. Whatever the source of our common faith, it contains multitudes. Read More »

Peace and Conflict through Graffiti in Israel/Palestine
by Adam Heffez
Graffiti is the most anonymous, intimate expression of how people in Israel/Palestine interact with their reality. The images below chronicle the author's journey in search of hope and understanding throughout this war-trodden region, narrated in graffiti. Read More »

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