Disability

Spicing Up Your Seder

As a rabbi who also happens to be a mother of small kids, I am often asked for creative ideas ...

Conflicted

Passover is coming and, as always, it is causing a certain amount of anxiety for certain members of the family. ...

Autism, Camp, and the Power of Friendship

Rabbi Isaac Saposnik is the director of Camp JRF in South Sterling, PA. Two summers ago, I met David for ...

The Plain Old Normal

Joel Yanofsky is a writer and author of “Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism.” The letter my son, ...

Rock and Roll Jews

There’s acid rock, blues rock, glam rock, punk rock, and about 100 more variations of good ol’ rock and roll. ...

Living Inclusion: Why our Orthodox Synagogue Hosted an LGBT Training Institute

Judaism is the great religion of welcome. The root of our faith is modeled on the actions of our forefathers ...

What’s in a Name?

When selecting a name for our youngest child, I was campaigning hard for “Jedediah” should the baby be a boy. ...

What I Learned in College

With back-to-school season upon us, Julie Sugar reminisces on what she learned at college…as an educator, not a student. Julie’s ...

The Jewish Message

Earlier this week, Tom Fields-Meyer wrote about reading and thinking about books and took a look at autism and God. He has been ...

Reading and Thinking about Books

On Monday, Tom Fields-Meyer took a look at autism and God. He will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book ...

Autism and God

Tom Fields-Meyer is the author of Following Ezra, a memoir about learning from his autistic son. He will be blogging ...