Not accepting someone because he may have a physical or mental disability is
completely contrary to Judaism and the ways of the Torah, Rabbi Benny Lau of the
Israel Democracy Institute said this week at a conference for representatives of
organizations dedicated to people with disabilities in Israel. “If there is one
thing the Jewish people have to offer humanity, it’s the notion that we are
created in the image of God – that we are all partners,” he said.
event, which was initiated by the Ruderman Family Foundation, aimed at creating
a joint vision for organizations working with the disabled, to encourage them to
meet, interact and develop partnerships in order to raise awareness of the
importance of social inclusion of people with disabilities.