And why it's important.

Tikkun olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם or תקון עולם‎) is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world” (or “healing the world”) which suggests humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. In Judaism, the concept of tikkun olam originated in the early rabbinic period. The concept was given new meanings in the kabbalah of the medieval period and has come to possess further connotations in modern Judaism.


What you just read was a definition according to Wikipedia for the Hebrew concept of tikkun olam. But, let’s take things backwards a bit and speak about the more general term of tikkun – repair or healing, fixing and rectification.

The definition of repair according to Dictionary.com is:

  1. to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend
  2. to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.
  3. to remedy; make good; make up for
  4. to make amends for; compensate

But, what are we repairing? What are we restoring to good condition after a period of decay or damage?


Now, don’t let that ruffle your feathers. First, let’s give some credit where it’s due. Christianity as a whole has done more to advance the “word of G-d” in the world than Judaism could ever lay claim to. When Yeshua (Jesus) told the disciples to, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,” it was taken very seriously. (Mark 16:15)

The problem is that since the fourth century CE, Christianity has taken a detour. Instead of following the straight path originally set by Yeshua (Jesus) and the disciples, Christianity has taken from multiple religions to form a new sort of Frankenreligion. (Surely, you’ve heard the rumors that Christmas was a “takeover” of a pagan religion, and that Sunday isn’t actually the ordained day of rest?) The reasons we believe this are clearly stated in the many posts we have on our site. But, you can read those later.

The point is that Christianity needs to be brought back; brought back to its origin; brought back to Yeshua (Jesus); and most importantly: brought back to the Torah that Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) loved so much. It needs to be restored to its original good condition, after it’s period of decay and damage.

Christianity needs tikkun.

Torah of Messiah Team

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