I learned the meaning of dealing with disabilities, unfortunately, from Tzipi’s Parkinson’s and from my son David’s terrible accident.
Every day, I thank God for my breath, for the use of my eyes – for those things that we sometimes take for granted.
The resilience and maturity of a society is measured in part by how it deals with people with disabilities.
Except for the issue of medical cannabis, where we’re only getting increasingly worse and making the ill and disabled suffer more and more, Israel has made great progress when it comes to accessibility and the way it deals with the disabled.
But there’s a lot more to be done.
I’d like to take advantage of this day to give my heartfelt thanks to all those who are engaged in the sacred work of care and support for these groups.
I meet you again and again, and behind all the cynicism, I see how wonderful our nation is.
Thanks, and thanks again.