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Jewish London Ontario Disability Wisdom
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Disability Wisdom and Jewish Tradition with Rabbi Lauren Tuchman.
February 22, 2022 at 7 p.m. (ET)
Disability Wisdom and Jewish Tradition is a workshop in which I present two texts from the Babylonian Talmud that I believe are illustrative of the Jewish tradition’s interest in making people with disabilities agents of our own stories. These two tales illuminate the ways in which people with disabilities, throughout interpersonal interactions, advocate for better conditions for themselves and all others like them. In other words, the workshop focuses on bringing the richness of the Jewish textual tradition to bear on how we might think about disability issues from an authentically Jewish place, not merely because accessibility and inclusion are the nice things to do, but instead because they are mandates our tradition gives us.
Co-Sponsored by Jewish London, Ontario and Western University Hillel