"Tikkun Olam" Revisited
It is tragic that many secular Jewish liberals made it their mantra to engage in acts of "Tikkun Olam" (repairing the world), through the prism of a skewed morality based upon western notions of "social justice." These misguided Jews desecrate The Almighty's name by fighting for liberalism, pacifism, pluralism, feminism, and other forms of idolatry antithetical to Torah law. Having said that, it must be stated outright that those Jews who identify as ideological conservatives also distort Judaism. While there may be occasions when a conservative concept may accord with a Jewish one (as indeed there may be with a "liberal" one), to say that Judaism equals conservatism is equally false. As Jews our morals are derived solely from Torah, and we neither go to the "right" nor the "left." Committed Jews follow the Torah without wavering, and adhere to what The Almighty deems to be correct. While it is certainly true that Jews have an obligation to "repair the world", the framework is solely through "the Kingdom of The Almighty", as we recite three times a day in the "Aleinu" prayer. Only one who understands what Judaism really is, without any regard for contemporary values or mores, is equipped to engage in this endeavor. As Jews, our primary injunction is to teach the entire world about the one true G-d. This is the meaning of the Jewish mandate to "be a light unto the nations."