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Hannah Senesh (1921-1944), “A Voice Called and I Went…” wrote her legendary poem
            as a young woman before she undertook the mission behind enemy lines where she was

            captured and executed.  Her words gave poetic expression to the deeds of a
            generation of Zionist pioneers who founded the most significant intentional movement
            of the 20  century – the kibbutz movement.

            “Tikkun Olam” – Mending and Transforming the World.

            The final session of the study group dealt with the role of intentional community in
            furthering “Tikkun Olam” – mending and transformation against the backdrop of the
            challenges of both social and environmental justice. The discussion emphasized the

            necessity of both theory and action in intentional community (and not only in
            intentional community).  Tikkun Olam necessitates social and environmental
            responsibility in the here and now (mending, repairing) as well as furthering visions of
            social and environmental justice (transformation) for future sustainability and quality
            of life for all on Spaceship Earth.

                                 Michael Livni
                                 Kibbutz Lotan

                                 July 2019 – Tamuz 5779

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