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Disability in Jewish Law / Edition 1
     

Disability in Jewish Law / Edition 1

by Tzvi C. Marx
 

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ISBN-10: 0415278899

ISBN-13: 9780415278898

Pub. Date: 03/08/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In recent decades, record numbers of Jews are taking a newfound interest in their legal heritage - the Bible and the Talmud, the law codes and the rabbinical responsa literature. In the course of this encounter, they may be interested in how these sources relate to the issue of disability, and the degree to which halakhic attitudes to disability are in harmony with

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In recent decades, record numbers of Jews are taking a newfound interest in their legal heritage - the Bible and the Talmud, the law codes and the rabbinical responsa literature. In the course of this encounter, they may be interested in how these sources relate to the issue of disability, and the degree to which halakhic attitudes to disability are in harmony with contemporary sensibilities. For example, can the blind or those in wheelchairs serve as prayer leaders? Need the mentally incompetent observe any ritual law? Is institutionalization in a special-education facility where Jewish dietary laws are not observed permitted if it will enhance a child's functioning? And how are we to interpret teachings that seem inconsonant with current sensibilities?
Disability in Jewish Law answers the pressing need for insight into the position of Jewish law with respect to the rights and status of those with physical and mental impairments, and the corresponding duties of the non-disabled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415278898
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/08/2002
Series:
Jewish Law in Context Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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