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.

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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.