As we pass through our lives it becomes evident that “What you leave behind” matters. This column is about giving a second look at those who have passed and reviewing what they left behind. We will focus on those who chose to do good in the world and encourage others to do the same. In the Torah, it is written:
“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.”
We see that what God created he considered good. What we have done with it is another matter.
In Judaism, the concept is known as Tikkun olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם or תקון עולם’) (literally, “repair of the world”, alternatively, “construction for eternity”) is a concept interpreted as the prospect of overcoming all forms of idolatry, and by other Jewish denominations as an aspiration to behave and act constructively and beneficially.