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Author Marx, Tzvi.
Title Disability in Jewish law / Tzvi C. Marx.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge : Taylor & Francis E-Library, 2003.

Author Marx, Tzvi.
Series Jewish law in context ; v. 3
Jewish law in context ; v. 3.
Subject People with disabilities (Jewish law)
Disabilities -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Alt Name Boston University. Institute of Jewish Law.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages)
Note "The Institute of Jewish Law, Boston University School of Law."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-254) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
Contents Introduction -- Moral imperatives governing disability -- Extra-halakhic sources : biblical narratives and Rabbinic Aggada -- Guidelines from charity -- Laws on relating to the disabled -- Categories of disability -- Elemental dignity -- Observances related to liturgy -- Non-verbal observances -- Prepatory observances and technological aids -- Conclusion.
Note English.
ISBN 0203219511 (electronic bk.)
9780203219515 (electronic bk.)
0415278899 (Cloth)
OCLC # 52973620
Additional Format Print version: Marx, Tzvi. Disability in Jewish law. London ; New York : Routledge : Taylor & Francis E-Library, 2003

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