Disability in Jewish Law

(Hardback - Jan 2002)
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Since the late 1900s, record numbers of Jews are returning to the very heritage they once dismissed - the Bible and the Talmud, the law codes and the rabbinical responsa literature. However, this encounter brings to the fore disconcerting conflicts between these sources and the contemporary reader's moral sensibilities. One area where such dilemmas are pronounced is that of the halakhic status of those with disabilities. For example, can the blind or those in wheelchairs serve as prayer leaders? Need the mentally incompetent observe any ritual law? Contemporary thinking deplores and repudiates the stigmatisation to which, until quite recently, the disabled were subject. How is it possible to respect a tradition that seems inconsonant with our most basic moral intuitions?


  • SKU: 9780415278898
  • SKU10: 0415278899
  • Title: Disability in Jewish Law
  • Series: Jewish Law in Context
  • Qty Remaining Online: 138
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Date Published: Jan 2002
  • Pages: 272
  • Weight lbs: 1.18
  • Dimensions: 9.70" L x 6.22" W x 0.82" H
  • Features: Index, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic;
  • Subject: General


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