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Judaism as a Support System for Orthodox Jewish Parents of Mentally Retarded Children

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Publication Date: June 1985

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Richard C. Woolfson

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 61-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Disabled)

Keywords: Jewish Values; Disability; Religious Denominations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Parents of children with developmental disabilities have to cope with many pressures. This article outlines a number of aspects of Judaism that can provide strength and comfort for Orthodox Jewish families that have children with developmental disabilities.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.61 no.4, Summer 1985.