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Accomodations for Disabilities in Halacha
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When it comes to those with disabilities in secular society, much is said about inclusion, accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and similar concepts. It should not surprise one familiar with Orthodoxy that halacha is actually far ahead of the curve when it comes to this concept. The reality is that some people have physical, […]
Tumah, Taharah, and the Value of Inclusion
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Beginning with the fourth Mishna and continuing until the end of the mesechet, the mishnayot of Mesechet Chagiga discuss various details regarding the complicated subject of tumah and taharah, or spiritual cleanliness and uncleanliness. Generally speaking, different categories of items are viewed as “holier” than other items, and thus more susceptible to becoming tomei and […]