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Apr 15, 2019, 7:00 PM
A Seat at the Table: Promoting Disability Inclusion at the Passover Seder
When done right, the Passover Seder is the ultimate opportunity for experiential learning. Centered around our children, the Seder provides countless opportunities for the inclusion and engagement of children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. After many weeks of practice...
Mar 19, 2019, 9:37 PM
Lifting the Mask of Disability
If you ask any child to name their favorite Jewish festival, there is a pretty good chance that the answer will be Purim. And with good reason. It’s a nonstop party complete with the giving and receiving of the...
Apr 17, 2018, 4:33 PM
Disability Inclusion: Why Israel Must Turn 70 Years Young
As Israel remarkably enters its 70th year, the now-not-so-young country has much upon which to reflect. From becoming the ‘Start-up Nation’ to producing award-winning laureates in multiple disciplines to withstanding countless military assaults via technology and sheer willpower, Israel...
Feb 23, 2016, 10:12 PM
Disability Inclusion: Our greatest innovation yet?
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the future. Bred on movies and television shows that depicted a futuristic wonderland, I couldn’t wait to see if our world would actually catch up with our imaginations. Years later, I...
Aug 26, 2015, 6:41 PM
With great light comes great responsibility
Israeli tech innovations aren't just important for business -- they have the ability to change the world
Feb 3, 2015, 11:21 PM
A garden like no other: the distinctive beauty of the disabled community
Most people don’t know that I am professional gardener. It's true. Every day, I tend to the beautiful flowers in my garden, taking great care to provide each one with the special attention and nutrients required for continued growth. But I...
Nov 17, 2013, 12:30 PM
Every day is Chanukah
Chanukah is a magical time in Israel. Walking through the streets at sundown, one is greeted by the sounds of families singing the blessings over the Chanukah candles together and the sight of flickering lights and smiling faces in every...
Aug 6, 2013, 4:56 PM
Humanity 101: Embracing the disabled
In Israel, care for children and adults with special needs has come a long way. Over the last 30 years, Israel has built some of the world's most impressive facilities for the treatment and rehabilitation of the disabled and has...
Apr 25, 2013, 11:08 AM
My Yom Ha'atzmaut was picture-perfect. Like so many others across the country, I enjoyed the annual "Sunday experience" by barbecuing the day away with friends and family. (Forget baseball – mangal is our national pastime!) It was such a fulfilling...
Sep 12, 2012, 7:21 PM
Israel’s gold standard
Our Paralympics success clearly illustrates our country's commitment to the differently abled, our ability to value each and every one of them as citizens with a real role to play
Dov Hirth is the Coordinator of Marketing, Development and Special Projects for ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s network of care for individuals with severe complex disabilities and a global voice for disability inclusion and accessibility.