We have been referred to, and refer to ourselves, as the “People of the Book.” Actually, we seem more to be the people of the question. The Torah is filled with questioners, challengers, activists. The Talmud: more questions, clarifications, debates, arguments over every word, nuance and point.
I confess: I am hooked, and was - almost from the beginning. Recruited by Linda Burger, CEO of Jewish Family Service in Houston, to develop an online Guide to Disability Services, I embarked on a journey that has been life-changing. I had no background in what, at the time, was euphemistically referred to as "special needs." I had neither training nor personal experience in the field. Yet, intrigued by the challenge, I agreed to take on the job.