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Tikkun/Tikun/Tiqqun (תיקון) is a Hebrew word meaning "amending/fixing".

The Mishnaic Hebrew word תקון, pronounced [tiqˈqu:n], meant "preparation, especially making fruits available by separating the tithes, the priest’s share". [1] :121 It also meant "establishment, institution, amendment, making right". [1] :121 Thus, Mishnaic Hebrew תקון העולם (pronounced [tiqˈqu:n håʕo:ˈlåm]) referred to "the process of refining and rehabilitating the materiality of this world". However, in Modern Hebrew the word תיקון, pronounced [ti'kun], is simply "fixing", as in "fixing a car". [1] :121

Tikkun has several connotations in Judaism:



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