What I have found most useful is that the word “special needs” is truly expansive. Everyday and everywhere, people face challenges, overcome obstacles, and can benefit from special accommodations.
The thief does not need a key. The thief does not show up on cameras because it is already inside of her.
Perhaps no single line from Jewish literature sums up the Jewish attitude about prayer and politics than the berakhah in Fiddler on the Roof: “May God bless and keep the Czar … far away from us.”
When I have been in moments of grief and someone tells me, “You will learn so much from this,” I want to scream.