Camars (28 Dec 2011)
"Tikkun olam"

Hi Doves,

There's been much debate on Obama's reference to "Tikkun olam".  I believe both differing views on this (whether or not he is invoking another "god" or not) have validity.  I believe Obama is invoking his "god", which is socialism.  Please read the following for further understanding.  Also, for those who brought up the kabbalah issue, there IS a connection...

Please read this....

"Tikkun olam" (literally, "world repair") has come to connote social action and the pursuit of social justice. The phrase has origins in classical rabbinic literature and in Lurianic kabbalah, a major strand of Jewish mysticism originating with the work of the 16th-century kabbalist Isaac Luria.
The term "mipnei tikkun ha-olam" (perhaps best translated in this context as "in the interest of public policy") is used in the Mishnah (the body of classical rabbinic teachings codified circa 200 C.E.). There, it refers to social policy legislation providing extra protection to those potentially at a disadvantage--governing, for example, just conditions for the writing of divorce decrees and for the freeing of slaves.