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  • Israel’s hidden underclass

    By Frimet Roth

    July 17, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    Our daughter Chaya just turned 18. We didn’t celebrate. And, sadly, she didn’t protest. Chaya is blind, epileptic, wheelchair-bound and profoundly disabled, both cognitively and physically. Her birthdays are not happy milestones. With each one, the gap between her chronological and...

  • 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...

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