special needs students

Moses’ Speech Issue, Jonah’s Learning Disability

‘Esau’s Blessing’ looks at biblical heroes through the lens of special needs.

Staff Writer
01/10/2012

It takes a sensitivity to both the words of Torah and the lives of its major characters to describe familiar figures like Isaac and Joseph, Moses and Samson, in current clinical terms, as people with disabilities and personality disorders. That’s what Ora Horn Prouser does in “Esau’s Blessing: How the Bible Embraces Those with Special Needs” (Ben Yehuda Press).

Ora Horn Prouser describes biblical figures like Moses, Esau and Joseph in modern clinical terms.
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