For the vast majority of my improvement since being diagnosed with ADHD, I have to credit drugs and therapy. However, learning Rabbinic texts has helped me understand the way my brain works–and the ways to manage that–much better.
I am working in downtown Boston again. My workplace is great and I really love that I walk through the oldest park in America every morning. What I don’t love seeing are the homeless men and women who make Boston Common their home. I find it difficult to understand why there are homeless people in [...]
The tragic events at Penn State have captured the nation’s attention. The question that is at the center of it all seems to be: “Did they do enough?” Did the then graduate assistant, Mike McQueary, do enough by bringing the incident of abuse he witnessed to the attention of his coach? Did Coach Joe Paterno [...]
Inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the very fabric of our religious communities and congregations has been a passion of mine for many years. This stems in large part from the fact that I just happen to be someone who is blind, but it also stems from my deeply held belief that all of us, [...]
Article first published as Education Under Fire on Blogcritics. Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to education…Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit…It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all [...]
There’s that metaphor of God as a mountain, and different religious traditions are just different paths up the mountain. For most of my life, I stood at the foot of this mountain, telling passersby (and myself) how great it was that there are so many paths to God: “Isn’t is amazing? The light of God shines in all religious paths!” Yes. But the thing is, to get anywhere on God’s mountain, you have to start walking one of the paths.
“Who am I? What is this body I am in? Where do my thoughts come from? What is the mind? Why do I feel something in my heart? What attracts me to things and creates emotions of like and dislike? What is the very essence of my existence?”
Deborah Creamer proposes a theology of disability based on the concept that all people are “limited.” When is this concept of “limit-ness” harmful to people with disabilities?