A Jewish response to Pakistan flood crisis based on the Jewish principle of Tikun Olam is in the works, it has emerged.

Tikun Olam is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world.”

According to Wikipedia, the expression “tikkun olam” is used to indicate that a practice should be followed not because it is required by Biblical law, but because it helps avoid social chaos.


Based on the concept of “repairing the world”, the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee Ve’ahavta is providing life-saving food, clothing, medicine and other resources, through a Pakistan Flood Relief Fund, published reports said.

Pakistan has been hit by devastating floods, in which over 20 million people have lost their homes. One fifth of the country is under water.

“The suffering in Pakistan is devastating and we, the Jewish people, are therefore extending our caring and resources to help. We wish for peace between all peoples and a world of co-existence and health,” Avrum Rosensweig, President of Ve’ahavta said on Friday.

The Jewish Community previously sent aid to victims of Pakistan earthquakes in 2005 and 2008 through American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).