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Services With An Injury I Realized How Much Able Bodied People Take For Granted

Wellness (Kveller)

“Please rise, if you are able.”

I have always loved the inclusivity of this phrase that the rabbis in my synagogue use. They have taken a phrase — “please rise”— uttered so often and so casually in times of prayer and turned it into a moment of recognition of the privilege of ability. This phrase acknowledges that, for many, to rise up from our seat is just a command we follow at various points in our prayer service. But to some, it is a challenge. It may not be something we are even able to do.

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Photo cred: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

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Services With An Injury I Realized How Much Able Bodied People Take For Granted

Wellness (Kveller)

“Please rise, if you are able.”

I have always loved the inclusivity of this phrase that the rabbis in my synagogue use. They have taken a phrase — “please rise”— uttered so often and so casually in times of prayer and turned it into a moment of recognition of the privilege of ability. This phrase acknowledges that, for many, to rise up from our seat is just a command we follow at various points in our prayer service. But to some, it is a challenge. It may not be something we are even able to do.

Read more

Photo cred: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

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