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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...

  • Black Like Me and Reality TV

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 7, 2012 | 11:58 pm

    When I watched the first segment of the new TV reality show “Push Girls” last Monday night on the Sundance Channel, I was taken in by the sheer chutzpah of the four young, sexy women profiled in the show, all of whom are paralyzed and use wheelchairs to get around, breaking myths and...

  • Abrams suspends his rabbinate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 7, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Just hours after an in-depth Jewish Journal article about Alan Abrams, a rabbi-for-hire who was working as a chaplain when accused of stealing a 96-year-old’s wheelchair, was posted online on June 6, Abrams announced on his blog that he was “tak[ing] leave from the Rabbinate for...

  • The Curious Case of Rabbi Alan Abrams

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 6, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    Before Elener Jacobs was hospitalized in mid-2011, she was, for a 95-year-old, relatively active. She lived at the Royal Bellingham, an assisted-living residence in Valley Village, and though she didn’t talk to many of the other residents and occasionally lashed out at members of...

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  • Women in wheelchairs ‘Push’ boundaries in real life, TV

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 6, 2012 | 11:41 am

    Mia Schaikewitz parked her shiny black Mitsubishi Eclipse in front of her graphic design office in Pasadena, looking glamorous in her black leather jacket and purple eye shadow with matching fingernail polish. Then she opened her car door, lifted out a wheelchair and assembled it in...

  • I speak Latin, therefore I speak English

    By Julia Bendis

    January 26, 2011 | 10:56 am

    Seeing an older lady at the grocery store today reminded me of my own Grandmother.  She came to the U.S. a few years after we did.  At 70 years old, she was eager to learn the culture, to try everything new, and to live the American dream.  My Grandmother had lived through the...

  • Twins Bring Hope to Paralyzed Couple

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Shmuel and Rivkah Klein have all the hassles of being new parents. Their twins don't sleep through the night, and with all the feedings, baths and diaper changes, they have difficulty finding time for themselves.

    But the Kleins have an added challenge: They are both paralyzed, and...

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