IDI Rabbi: Bias against disabled ‘counters Judaism’

May 30, 2013 03:35


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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.

The 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.

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