Reuven Kiperwasser was born in Russia, lives in Israel, graduated from Bar-Ilan university, postdoc in Hebrew University and Universita Pontificia Gregoriana at Rome, taught in Bar-Ilan University, Hebrew University, Open University of Israel,  now teaching in Paideia Institute in Stockholm. Author of various publications.

Session: Tikun olam – the term, the concept and its acceptance

We will discuss two halachic passages and an haggadic one. The purpose is to show how the term of tikkun olam was invented and which concept lies behind the term. Then I will explore how the concept of tikkun olam inspires plots of different stories without being mentioned there.  I will analyse a  very vivid and entertaining story from the Palestinian Talmud and we will see how the dramatic plot implies self-reflection.