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Sunday, February 14 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
'Break the Yoke from our Neck': Parallels in Disability and Jewish History

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In Birkat Hamazon (grace after meals) and many other prayers, Jews ask God to "break the yoke from our neck" and lead us upright into freedom. This is a long lasting theme in the Jewish liturgy because of the omnipresent burden of living life as a persecuted minority. People with disabilities often report similar feelings, living life in a world built only with the non-disabled in mind. What are the parallels between the disabled and Jewish historical experience? What lessons can each group learn from the other?

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Ari Ne'eman

Ari Ne'eman is the President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a non-profit advocacy organization run by and for autistic adults seeking to increase the representation of autistic people in society. From 2010 to 2015, he served as one of President Obama's appointees to the National Council on Disability. He currently serves as a member of the Department of Labor Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment of People... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
High Ridge

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