- Open to the public
The Status of Deaf People in Rabbinic Courts: Session 4
4 Amatzia, Jerusalem
This series will be accessible to people with hearing impairments.
As part of his work as head of IDI's Human Rights and Judaism in Action project, Rabbi Dr. Benjamin (Benny) Lau has been wrestling with the question of the status of sign language in the religious sphere. In particular, he has been studying the issue of the Ketubah (marriage contract) of a deaf person and its status in religious courts. This issue raises difficult halakhic questions and reveals a wide gap between what is accepted in everyday life (e.g., the courts and the public sector) and what is accepted in religious rulings.
In order to investigate this question in depth, Rabbi Lau is hosting a series of lectures on this issue that will take place over the course of four weeks and will culminate in a concluding conference. This series, which will take place at the Ramban Synagogue in Jerusalem, is open to the public and will be accessible to people with hearing impairments. It will also be filmed for future viewing.
This series is open to the public and will be accessible to people with hearing impairments. It will also be filmed for future viewing.
- Human Rights and Judaism