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Monday, February 15 • 8:30am - 9:45am
From Degradation to Praise: a Disability-Informed Approach to the Haggadah

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The Haggadah takes us on a journey from recalling degrading slavery in Egypt to praising God in our own time of incomplete redemption. The rabbinic telling and retelling of these stories has built sacred community within exile. The disability community also faces degradation and exile, and has created a parallel model for community and sanctity. This session is an exploration of the ways in which the disability model and the Jewish model can inform one another.


Ruti Regan

Ruti Regan is a fourth-year rabbinical student at JTS and the author of realsocialskills.org, a blog about the disability-informed approach to interpersonal interactions. She is a co-founder of Anachnu, an organization led by Jews with disabilities promoting disability-informed Torah... Read More →

Monday February 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EST