Though not everything is quite in order, we’re ready to begin our collaborative work. The remaining gaps on the website will be filled over the coming weeks. In the meantime …
A TikkunTree is a peace tree, an olive tree. It’s name derives from the Hebrew word “tikkun”, or repair (of the world). In modern understanding, tikkun addresses social change and justice in many arenas – economic, political, environmental, and cultural. The work of this tree is dedicated to change in the stalemate between Israel’s Jews and Palestinians, and the military conflicts across the mid-east.
Knittivists and craftivists are all welcome. If you knit, crochet, felt, sew, embroider, tat, or otherwise work with fiber … we hope that you will join us in this peace project. Your contributions will be documented, and the tree will eventually be included in an exhibit in Philadelphia dedicated to the olive tree, co-curated by a pair of Philadelphia-area Jewish and Palestinian artists. The progress of the exhibit will be part of the business of this website.
With the contributions of many, the TikkunTree’s foliage will be abundant, overwhelming, inspiring. It’s leaves and branches will shelter doves, and it’s canopy will guard a silent candle vigil from the winds of conflict. Please knit, crochet, sew, embroider, tat, and make for peace.
Leslie (aka TikkunKnitter)