The Torah at Her Fingertips

The podcast summary states: Batya Sperling Milner’s recent (2019) bat mitzvah was groundbreaking; it was the first held in an Orthodox synagogue in which the Torah portion was chanted from braille. In this episode of Can We Talk?, Batya talks about the highlights of her bat mitzvah and her mother, Aliza Sperling, discusses her groundbreaking scholarship on blind people reading Torah within the bounds of Jewish law. We talk about the first ever braille trope system—one created especially for Batya. Batya describes her love of Torah, her commitment to Jewish law, and her desire to be recognized for who she is, rather than defined by a disability.

Episode 28: The Torah at Her Fingertips from the Jewish Women's Archive podcast Can We Talk?

Streaming free from jwa.org.

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