Why Don’t More of Our Communities Welcome Jews With Disabilities?

Clubby synagogues that don’t welcome the physically and mentally challenged have the real handicap: the aspiration of Judaism is not for perfection, but for community and redemption.

Perfection. This seems to be the ideal of Torah in ritual leadership, as only the perfect Kohen, (Leviticus 21:17-19) one without any blemishes, can serve in the Temple.