By William Gaventa

ISBN-10: 0789034441

ISBN-13: 9780789034441

ISBN-10: 078903445X

ISBN-13: 9780789034458

A second look of Jewish scripture and teachings approximately disabilities

Few everyone is untouched by means of the problem of incapacity, no matter if in my view or via a pal or relative. Jewish views on Theology and the Human adventure of incapacity stocks relocating insights from world wide and around the extensive spectrum of Judaism on how and why the Jewish group is incomplete with out the presence and participation of the disabled. Authors representing all the 3 major routine of Judaism—Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform—examine theology, scripture, ethics, functional theology, non secular schooling, and private event to appreciate and practice the teachings and knowledge of the earlier to problems with the present.

Authors from Israel, the USA, the uk, and Australia think of their theological understandings of particular disabilities and on incapacity as a complete. Jewish views on Theology and the Human adventure of incapacity re-examines culture, teachings, and ideology to shatter stereotypes of Judaism and customary interpretations of scripture. This distinctive ebook addresses a number of disabilities (blindness, deafness, highbrow disabilities, autism, studying disabilities), and quite a lot of subject matters, together with human rights and disabilities, Jewish legislation referring to niddah, misconceptions approximately disabilities within the Hebrew Bible, Jewish neighborhood courses to incorporate individuals with disabilities, and the necessity to train American Jews approximately Jewish genetic diseases.

Jewish views on Theology and the Human event of incapacity examines:

  • 3 tools that permit Jews who're unaware of perform the Torah service
  • the religious wishes of individuals with studying disabilities
  • the perspective of Jewish legislations towards marriage and parenthood on individuals with highbrow disabilities
  • how the rabbis of the Mishnah included Greco-Roman ideals concerning the connections among listening to, speech, and intelligence into Jewish law
  • a sampling of evaluations issued on concerns touching on disabilities by way of the Responsa Committee of the critical convention of yank Rabbis
  • how the Jewish sages have made participation through individuals with disabilities possible
  • and masses more

Jewish views on Theology and the Human adventure of incapacity additionally contains experiences of Judaism and incapacity: Portrayals in historic Texts from the Tanach during the Bavil and Disability in Jewish Law, in addition to entire source collections. This booklet is an important learn for clergy and lay leaders fascinated with the aid of individuals with disabilities, for the households of individuals with disabilities, and for an individual operating with the disabled.

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