Everybody has limitations, and some are more obvious than others. Unfortunately, when these limitations are easy to spot - like visual or hearing impairment, developmental delays or Down Syndrome - the community is not always accepting. But inclusion is not just a modern idea - it’s already mentioned in Pirkei Avos, where Ben Azzai says that you must be respectful of every person.
How do we practice inclusion according to Chazal? This series focuses on both the theoretical and the practical. It explains how we should think about people with “disabilities” and how we should treat them, what’s OK to say, what’s better left unsaid and what respect is all about.