So often "inclusion" is framed as a mechanism for bringing people to the table who haven't been at the table. Rabbinical student Lauren Tuchman explores whether this is the most accurate and us... eful framing. Does Judaism perhaps offer us other more radical ways to think about inclusion and disability? Filmed at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, Georgia in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. See lessSee more
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This piece of Passover #TorahForTheResistance is part of a series written by young rabbis, rabbinical and religious students about Jewish resistance to Trump through faith, Judaism and spirituality. Our tradition teaches us this time of year that the more a person tells the story of our exodus from Egypt, the more praiseworthy is that person.
Choosing to become a rabbi was a decision I made with an incredible amount of consideration and care. I wish to bring my particular passions, skillsets and knowledge to bear on some of the most important justice issues within the Jewish community and beyond it.
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Rabbi Lauren Tuchman received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2018 and is, as far as she is aware, the first blind woman in the world to enter the rabbinate. While in rabbinical school, she served as the rabbinic intern at T'ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and as a chaplain at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan. She has taught extensively on the intersection between Judaism and Disability, and has been published widely including in Jewschool and RitualWell. She has taught at synagogues and organizations throughout North America, including the National Havurah Committee, Jewish Theological Seminary, Join for Justice, The Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, the Ruderman Foundation's Synagogue Inclusion Initiative and Adas Israel Congregation. She was named to the Jewish Week's 36 under 36 in 2017 and was a part of 70 Faces Media’s Stories at 70 documentary project in 2018, in which her story was profiled in a short video documentary.