Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human Experience of by William Gaventa

By William Gaventa

A re-evaluation of Jewish scripture and teachings approximately disabilities

Few everyone is untouched via the difficulty of incapacity, even if for my part or via a pal or relative. Jewish views on Theology and the Human adventure of incapacity stocks relocating insights from around the globe 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 activities of Judaism—Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform—examine theology, scripture, ethics, useful theology, non secular schooling, and private adventure to appreciate and practice the teachings and knowledge of the previous to problems with the present.

Authors from Israel, the us, the uk, and Australia examine 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 certain publication addresses a number of disabilities (blindness, deafness, highbrow disabilities, autism, studying disabilities), and a variety of subject matters, together with human rights and disabilities, Jewish legislation referring to niddah, misconceptions approximately disabilities within the Hebrew Bible, Jewish group courses to incorporate individuals with disabilities, and the necessity to teach American Jews approximately Jewish genetic diseases.

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

  • 3 equipment that let Jews who're unaware of perform the Torah service
  • the non secular wishes of individuals with studying disabilities
  • the angle of Jewish legislation 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 bearing on disabilities via the Responsa Committee of the relevant convention of yank Rabbis
  • how the Jewish sages have made participation by means of individuals with disabilities possible
  • and masses more

Jewish views on Theology and the Human event of incapacity additionally comprises stories of Judaism and incapacity: Portrayals in old Texts from the Tanach throughout the Bavil and Disability in Jewish Law, in addition to entire source collections. This publication is a vital learn for clergy and lay leaders curious about the aid of individuals with disabilities, for the households of individuals with disabilities, and for a person operating with the disabled.

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