Highlights From Our 2019 Program:
Divine Disability: A Disability Studies Approach to God and the Bible
Ora Horn Prouser & Ayal Prouser
Analyzing biblical characters as individuals with disabilities has contributed a great deal to our reading of the Bible and to our understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusiveness in the Jewish world. How does it impact on our understanding of Moses when we think of him struggling to speak? Why is it significant that Jacob walked with a limp? This becomes even more significant when we consider what it means to think about images of God as differently abled. Using the tools of disability studies we will read biblical texts and think about the ramifications of this study for our understanding of God and of Jewish life.