Meaning of Life and Meaning of Care

A Jewish Perspective


Judaism is a religious system, and thus approaches questions about the meaning of life for people with mental retardation from a religious perspective. Even in the oldest sources (Mishna, Oral Studies, 200 CE; Talmud, about 500 CE), people with mental retardation were relieved from all accountability in a civil judicial sense, and, in a religious sense, exempted from having to follow the religious commandments and prohibitions of the Torah (Bible).


Mental Retardation Sign Language Handicapped Person Mental Handicap Blind Person 
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