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Tikkun Farm, a 3.5 acre farm in the neighborhood of Mt. Healthy in Cincinnati, intends to be a place of healing, restoration and repair cultivated through meaningful work and spiritual practices.
Tikkun is a Hebrew word meaning "repair" or "restore". The phrase Tikkun Olamcaptures the collective life purpose of the Jewish people to "repair the world". This phrase has many layers of meaning from personal healing to global reconciliation, but at it’s core it means to join with God in repairing what has been broken: lives, buildings, the land, relationships, villages and nations, bodies, etc. The work of repair also shows up in the bible in Isaiah 61 which begins with God’s promise to heal to God’s hurting people, but goes on to say that those healed will become healers... "repairers of the walls" and the "restorers of the devastations".