This piece was first published a “Canadian opposition MP tweets ‘tikkun olam'” in The Times of Israel.
The Canadian Jewish community took special note when, last weekend, Liberal MP Justin Trudeau sent out a tweet about an immigration bill being considered in the Canadian Parliament. Many paid close attention because of their concerns about the restrictions the proposed law would impose, but others did so because of the language the politician used in his tweet.
“The real problem I have with Stephen Harper’s (and the CPC’s) worldview? He doesn’t believe in ‘tikkun olam,’” Trudeau announced, utilizing the Hebrew term for “repairing the world” in criticizing the prime minister and his Conservative Party of Canada.
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