Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Welcoming special needs children in the synagogue


"When they come to the synagogue, the congregation must greet them pleasantly, even when they cannot learn with the community. They must see to it that such children answer “Amen” and Kedushah, saying it with them so that they will do what they can, and so as to honor their parents. This has value for the children themselves as they fulfill whatever they can, as even walking to synagogue is a mitzvah, and they can kiss the Torah scroll."

(Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 4:29)

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