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Jewish disability advocate Judy Heumann dies at 75

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Heumann contracted polio as a toddler, leaving her wheelchair-bound.

Jewish disability advocate Judy Heumann dies at 75

WHO officials to stop using 'monkeypox': 'Affront to monkeys'

A 'fat black woman' who sings about castrating men, is now being accused of prejudice towards disabled individuals.

WHO officials to stop using 'monkeypox': 'Affront to monkeys'

Will we all scream for inclusion?

As a Kosher foodie living in Israel, I am intimately familiar with the ever-potent power of novel and nostalgic comfort food.Op-ed.

Will we all scream for inclusion?

Major Israeli TV companies to audition actors with disabilities

KAN, RESHET, HOT & YES sign pledge committing to a more inclusive selection process for all jobs across the film industry, on & off screen.

Major Israeli TV companies to audition actors with disabilities

Ruderman Family Foundation slams accessibility issues at Glasgow

Disability advocacy foundation calls apology to Israel's Energy Minister 'wholly insufficient'.

Ruderman Family Foundation slams accessibility issues at Glasgow

Expropriation order signed to renovate Cave of Patriarchs

Project to include constructing elevator near Cave of Patriarchs and access path to enable disabled access from parking lot to site plaza.

Expropriation order signed to renovate Cave of Patriarchs

The link between captivity by the enemy and serious illness

The Ministry of Defense announced its intention to examine the link between captivity and illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.

The link between captivity by the enemy and serious illness

Rivlin meets with 'House of Wheels' campers

House of Wheels works with young people with physical and motor disabilities, helping them integrate into society.

Rivlin meets with 'House of Wheels' campers

Disability pension will increase to NIS 4,000 a month

Allowance for people with disabilities to be nearly doubled as poverty among the disabled rises.

Disability pension will increase to NIS 4,000 a month

Disability benefits raised by 50%

Israel raises disability benefits by 50%, outcome still falls short of minimum wage.

Disability benefits raised by 50%

Disabled man's alimony leaves him homeless, eating tree fruit

Ami has undergone several surgeries for cancer, divorced, and lost his job. Alimony he is forced to pay erases his disability pension.

Disabled man's alimony leaves him homeless, eating tree fruit

Disability Charity Slams US Official's Netanyahu 'Asperger' Slur

Ruderman Family Foundation calls on Obama administration to denounce use of term 'Aspergery' cited in Jeffrey Goldberg article.

Disability Charity Slams US Official's Netanyahu 'Asperger' Slur

SHALVA – A Magnet for Special Needs Children

Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan visited the SHALVA organization: "Another layer in the construction of Jerusalem".

SHALVA – A Magnet for Special Needs Children

Netanyahu Hosts Israel’s Paralympic Hopefuls

As Olympic team returns, Paralympic athletes prepare for their events. Netanyahu, ‘You are already champions.’

Netanyahu Hosts Israel’s Paralympic Hopefuls