Access of People with Guide Dogs to the Western Wall Prayer Plaza

Human Rights Responsa, March 2013

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  • Cover Type: Online Booklet
  • Number Of Pages: 21 Pages
  • Center: Human Rights and Judaism

A contemporary rabbinic responsum by Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau, head of IDI's Human Rights and Judaism in Action project.

In this contemporary rabbinic responsum, Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau, head of the activities of IDI’s Human Rights and Judaism project in the field, surveys the halakhic literature on the question of whether guide dogs are permitted to enter synagogues and concludes that there is room to allow their admission to the prayer section of the Western Wall. A full English translation follows.

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