Blind Torah Readers

The Participation of Jews who are Blind in the Torah Service was approved by the CJLS on January 15, 2003. In it I made the case for maximizing the access of people who are visually impaired to lead Jewish public worship. The one limitation was in chanting Torah for the congregation from a Braille text, but here too I looked for solutions to allow Jews who are blind to participate in this deeply meaningful ritual.