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Side profile of a woman wearing a white top and a skirt mde of toilet paper rolls against a white background

Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Gilady’s feature film, Wedding Doll (Hatuna MeNiyar) tells the story of Hagit, a young woman with a mild int

Daphne Macy
Handwritten sign reading DISABILITY RIGHTS ARE CIVIL RIGHTS

Discussions about health care are consuming Washington, D.C.

Nathan Bennett
Little girl from behind wearing superhero cape

Long ago in Persia, before tweets and 24-hour news cycles, a royal vizier named Haman had the ear of King Achashverosh, a foolish and malleable man.

Deborah Rood Goldman
Smiling woman leans over two employees at laptop as if to help them with their work

As the story in the Torah goes, before the sacrifice of his son Isaac, we hear Abraham tell God “Hineini,” translated as “Here I am.” We hear it again when Jacob reaches out to his father

Dana Marlowe
Basket of different kinds of eggs

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty and there is strength.” - Maya Angelou

Sarah Koffler
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Louis Braille was born in Coupvray, France, in 1809. When he was 3 years old, he accidentally poked himself in the eye with his dad's awl and became blind.

Arielle Silverman
hands stacked one atop another in a show of support and cooperation

This week marks the halfway point in Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.

Jane E. Herman
Thumbs up toward the sky

Like any child, growing up I relied on the support of my parents. Due to my severe learning disabilities, this support was even more essential.

Joseph D. Robbins
Blond mother looking down as she tries to soothe a crying baby she holds in her arms

My beautiful, screaming daughter was born May 30th.

Rabbi Sandra Cohen
Front of a classroom with a large chalkboard and an empty teachers desk with a laptop and school supplies

These days, I have tears in my eyes when I worry about the state of public education; I worry that we’re taking steps – leaps, even – backward.

Alexandra Gilbert

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