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  • From schools to bomb shelters, Israel lagging on promise to disabled

    June 27, 2013 | 10:00 am

    A thick concrete bomb shelter sits by the side of a central street in this embattled southern Israeli town, but Naomi Moravia can’t get inside.

    Shelters like this one are crucial in Sderot, which is located about a mile from the Gaza Strip and is the frequent target of...

  • Judaism and disability: The work left to do

    February 20, 2013 | 3:31 pm

    February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month. In thinking about Judaism and disability, most might start with the teaching in Leviticus: “Do not curse the deaf nor put a stumbling block before the blind.” This is certainly sage advice, and in a sense offers a disability-specific...

  • WATCH: Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality paints disabled space around parked car, tow it

    by Marcy Oster, JTA

    February 12, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    Hila Ben Baruch was painted into a corner and came out swinging.

    Ben Baruch recently parked her car in a legal space near her central Tel Aviv apartment but returned to find the spot repainted for use by the handicapped -- and her vehicle towed.

    She threatened to sue the city...

  • Calabasas evens playing field for special-needs kids

    By Adam Wills

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For children with physically limiting conditions like cerebral palsy or spinal muscular atrophy, something as simple as playing in a park can seem impossible. Swings can be unsafe, and climbing equipment is unaccommodating to many children reliant on wheelchairs and walkers for...
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