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Fixing Tikkun Olam

& Other Essays

By Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka

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In this book, Rabbi Bulka endeavors to share insights to help make the world a better place. The book is a collection of essays, spanning a number of decades. The title Fixing Tikkun Olam was chosen, as the intention of the book is to change the way we think about the concept of Tikkun Olam, and understand what it really means to improve the world.

The first section deals with big picture concepts such as what it means to be holy and where meaning, philosophy, and psychology meet. The second section deals with well-known prayers or affirmations and attempts to explore their deeper meaning. The third and final section deals with famous biblical stories, and suggests new ways of thinking about them.


About the Author


Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka, C.M., is the Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Machzikei Hadas in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where he served as Rabbi for 50 years. He is President/CEO of Kind Canada Généreux, and founding chair of Ottawa Kindness Week. 


He received Semikhah from the Rabbi Jacob Joseph Rabbinical Seminary in 1966, a Ph.D. in Logotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 1971, and an Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University in 2006.  


Over the course of his life, he has held many positions, including co-chair of Canadian Jewish Congress and Chair of Trillium Gift of Life Network, responsible for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation in all of Ontario. 


The author of close to 40 books and a blood/platelet/plasma donor 369 times, he was appointed to the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honor, on June 28, 2013. 


Together with his wife Leah (Kalish-Rosenbloom), they are blessed with children in a multitude of generations.



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ISBN 9781602804418
Pages 200
Format Hardcover
SKU ktav2723
Publisher Ktav Publishing House