Disability Rights and Inclusion

Disability Rights and Inclusion Project

The Jewish Law Institute has a launched a project dedicated to promoting disability rights and awareness, within Jewish communities and beyond.  Components of the project will include both public events and scholarly publications.

The project commenced in the Spring of 2019, when the Jewish Law Institute and Touro Law Center hosted two lectures: Dr. Frances Victory presented "Understanding the Individualized Education Program – How School Teachers and Staff Can Help Parents Make the Best Choices for Their Child,” and Eileen Buckley, Esq., presented  "Legal Aspects of the Special Education Process." 

To view the lectures: 

In addition, the Jewish Law Institute co-sponsored a special Symposium Issue of the Touro Law Review on the subject of "Current Issues in Disability Rights Law."  The issue includes articles by leading scholars and advocates of disability rights from across the United States. 

To read the Symposium Issue, click the image below.

Touro Law Review Cover

In connection with the project, Professor Levine recently published a book exploring the biblical character Joseph: Was Yosef on the Spectrum? Understanding Joseph Through Torah, Midrash, and Classical Jewish Sources. Click the image below to purchase the book.

Yousef Book Cover

To read reviews of Professor Levine's book, click here: [https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/book-review-was-yosef-on-the-spectrum/] and here: [http://jewishtelegraph.com/prof_500.html]

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