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CHICAGO IS IN HERE.
G HERBO, ATLANTA IS HERE,
WE CAN'T LET THEM GO.
I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE AT HOME
ARE HUNGRY RIGHT NOW.
YOU HAVEN'T HAD YOUR FIRST MEAL
OF THE DAY.
YOU'RE WAITING FOR THOSE
DROP THAT MIC.
G HERBO, LET'S DO IT, MAN.
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STARTED WITH A VISION.
NOW $100 MILLION.
I WON'T STOP UNTIL I GET
USED TO WAKE UP WITH THE STICKS
LIKE WE AGAINST THE PILGRIMS.
LONG LIVE ALAMO, BECAUSE WE'RE
I AIN'T TRIPPING, WE'RE GOING TO
RUN UP AND REAL THEM.
I PROMISE YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL
THEM WE'RE JUST FEELING FOR
YOU'VE BEEN A.
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SO MANY LICKS I JUST LIT ONE.
COUPLE LICKS AND WE RAN WITH IT.
YOU'RE ON THE CORNER SAYING GIVE
WAY TOO LATE.
RUN OFF WHEN THE HEMI COME.
HOW YOU DANCING LIKE YOU DIDDY.
I GET ADVANCES LIKE I'M DIDDY,
AIN'T TOO MANY SECOND CHANCES.
I ALREADY GAVE YOU ONE.
>> LOOK, HOLD.
>> AND I MAKE THIS.
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SO EASY IT'S LIKE.
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Y'ALL REMEMBER HARVEY?
BILLS EVERY FIRST BUT AIN'T EVEN
WORTH IT MOM'S WORKING HARD BUT
AIN'T EVEN WORTH IT.
MAD AT POPS BECAUSE HE WAS
POSTED COWBOY HANGING PURCHASE.
LOOK UP TO SKY.
WHY HE ALWAYS LET US GO THROUGH
PAIN AND HAIL NURSES.
HOW HE KNOW JUST WHEN TO NURTURE
I THINK HE MADE US LIVE IN
POVERTY ON PURPOSE.
THAT'S BREAKFAST BARS RIGHT
YEAH, AIN'T HAD HIS FIRST MEAL
BUT HE IS STILL SETTING UP BARS.
GIVE IT UP FOR HERBO, LADIES AND
SOUTHSIDE FOR COMING THROUGH
MAKE SURE YOU GET THE NEW ALBUM
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This video is about collecting reviews throughout your day ...
So let's talk about how to actually make it happen,
and how to speak to your patients to make it a little less awkward!
So let's say you're talking to a patient in the chair, talking about their week, what they've been up to ...
and then maybe you can share a little bit about what you've been up to ... you could say ,
"this week, I've been challenged to get 3 reviews for the practice. They really help others in the community who are looking for a dentist ...
so have you ever left us a review?
Not yet? Well, we would really love to hear what you think and it's super easy.
Can I show you how on your phone now?
This is an important tip:
You're going to want to use THEIR phone and make sure it's not connected to your office's Wi-Fi.
If you were to use your own phone, or a designated marketing phone or tablet,
that's in your office and it's connected to your office's Wi-Fi,
then it's going to seem like all your in-office reviews are coming from the same IP address ...
and that's a red flag for Google - and they could potentially be removed.
In Google's eyes, it's as if all those reviews came from within your office, making them seem suspicious and probably not real.
So even though you're putting in the work to get legitimate reviews, Google doesn't see it that way.
You can avoid the situation altogether
by giving your patient a little card with a review link.
You could go over it in person and ask them to leave a review another time.
A little card is a conversation starter, and it gives you something to look at
and the best part is you can slip it into a goodie bag
and it serves as a physical reminder for the patient to leave a review once they get home!
Now for another review scenario: let's say a patient is checking out,
and you ask your patient how their appointment was, are they happy with the results, all the things you normally say, but then also ask:
"Would you be willing to take a quick minute to share your experience online?
It really helps others who are looking for a dentist and we would appreciate it so much!
Here, let me show you where to go!"
Again, this is another opportunity where you can show your patient how to leave a review on THEIR phone
or use the card to walk through step by step.
And be sure to keep a lot of little review cards on hand - like in the operatories or at the front desk -
so if the topic comes up, you have a card right there!
Another good tip is to just be genuine and real. You will know the approach that feels right to you,
but just being sincere and heartfelt is really the best way to go.
You can speak from the heart but maybe try something like: "we really want to build our practice within the community and
reviews really help us do that. Would you be willing to leave us a review?
We would appreciate it so much. Thank you. Here's a card with a link where you can do that. You're the best!"
If you're heartfelt, these words will come to you more easily and will feel more like your own.
Now, have you ever personally left an online review for a business?
In my personal experience, no one at my real-life dental office has asked me to but if they did, I would!
I like them, I trust them. I go back to them again and again -
So a heartfelt request is all I would need to take the plunge - and that's probably true of a lot of your patients as well!
So another point to consider is that when asking for reviews, you don't want to be obnoxious about it.
So as a team, you'll want to discuss how often and how persistent you want to be.
It's a good idea to make a note in your patients' chart anytime you ask, so you aren't bombarding them -
and even better - you can make a note when they actually do leave you a review, so you can say thank you!
And finally, another point worth noting is that even though you can receive reviews at a lot of places - like Yelp or Facebook -
Google is really going to be the most valuable for your business.
As you know, Google Is the king of search -
and with Google reviews, your star ranking and number of reviews will show in your Google My Business listing
alongside search results.
To wrap up, we know that asking for reviews might feel a bit foreign at first ...
but just think back to that first time where you wipe some dribble off a stranger's chin ...
or sat knee to knee with your boss for assistance ...
Now, It's just totally normal part of your day! It's like that with reviews - the more you do it, the more natural it will become!
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What we like to call "Marketing Moments" pop up constantly throughout the day -
and not just for the office manager of the front desk - but for the entire team!
Really, this comes down to training and looking for these moments - and then acting on them!
When you look over your schedule in the morning,
make note of your favorite patients and think of ways to include them in your marketing before they arrive.
This could be a photo, a testimonial, a review,
or anything else you can think of!
And when planning your day, be sure to add your marketing moments to your schedule
so it's something that you have allotted time for.
And really, it can be as quick as five minutes - like asking for a quick photo,
or handing a patient a card and asking for a review.
We also recommend setting up a "Marketing Station."
Depending on the size of your practice, and how much you have going on,
you may need multiple stations ... but really, this is just about being prepared with the right tools,
so when the moment arises, you'll be ready!
At this station, we recommend having a designated phone or tablet for taking photos.
You may also want to have printed carts showing your review links - or cards featuring anything else that you're currently promoting!
So one obvious and easy way to get a "Marketing Moment" is to simply ask your patients for a selfie.
This is an especially great idea if a patient just got dramatic work done -
like smile design - so they're especially excited!
Or, you can even take photos during a routine visit - like a checkup and cleaning -
where you can make use of a cool sign like "Cavity-Free Club"
Having physical signs for your patients to hold is a great way to break the ice and have a little bit of fun!
And giving someone something to do will usually make for better,
more natural photos because it takes the focus off the person a bit
and patients are more likely to say yes!
Another great "Marketing Moment" is when patients are checking out!
If your patient is already saying what a great appointment she had, show her how to leave a review on her phone!
Again, having something to point to can help things feel more natural,
so showing a patient how you do this on THEIR phone is going to help make things easier!
Or, you may prefer to hand out a card with a link to a page where they can leave a review once they've left the office
and be sure to keep review cards on hand - like in the operatories and at the front desk -
so if the topic comes up, you have a card right there!
If you have an especially keen patient, you can also ask them for a video testimonial.
People love hearing what real patients are saying,
and YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world - with over 3 billion searches per month -
So videos are a great way to get your practice out there!
For your testimonial video, this could be the patient alone, or an interview style with a team member.
Just be sure to have some basic questions outlined so you're all ready to go!
and testimonials can - and should be - only about one minute long, so they don't have to be a big deal!
And you can even plan ahead with a patient for their next appointment, so they arrive knowing they should look camera-ready
and always be sure to take your testimonials and photos BEFORE administering anaesthetic!
To wrap up these "Marketing Moment" tips,
we know that asking for photos, testimonials, and reviews, may be a little bit awkward at first ...
To help, we recommend practicing with each other in your morning huddles and
honestly, the more you do it, the easier it will become - I promise!
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Let's talk about morning huddles!
Have you ever been a part of a morning huddle where the team just doesn't seem prepared or engaged?
Maybe someone's finishing their breakfast, or fixing their nails,
or checking their phone, and they're barely listening - if at all?
This doesn't benefit your patient flow for the day and certainly doesn't put anyone in the "marketing mindset."
Instead, you need to be in charge of sparking a change in the office, and from there,
it's up to the entire team to be accountable!
Start by making your morning huddles a quick and engaging event, where team members are encouraged to take ownership
in marketing the practice and are rewarded for their participation!
Really, this could be as simple as acknowledging their role in the practice's success and saying 'thank' you by bringing in some cupcakes!
Or, it could be as elaborate as a huge contest with high-end prizes!
so, in ramping up a new marketing culture, each and every team member needs to be invested in practice growth
and marketing is the way to build your practice!
and what this means is that just because you're a hygienist, doesn't mean you get out of marketing!
The really cool part is that, as a team, you get to plan your day and choose your own marketing moments!
... And you don't even have to include marketing topics in every huddle -
but try to choose at least 1-3 days a week where you spend about 5-10 minutes
planning your daily - or weekly - marketing moments!
At the end of the month, all those extra planning minutes only add up to about 20 minutes to an hour -
which is the equivalent of a single staff meeting, or lunch date, making it totally doable, right?
So the key to success is to plan ahead for the huddle -
and while the whole team should be on board with the actual marketing -
whose job is it to plan for these moments?
Well, it could consistently be the dental manager or office administrator,
or it could be a specialized marketing person in the office,
or it could be something you rotate within the team - like assigning a different team member each week,
so you all share in the responsibility
and this will create accountability across the team
and sometimes you'll find that it's the ones you least expect, who come up with the most inspiring and creative ideas!
But no matter how you do it, make sure it works for your practices personality and for all your team members!
Some ideas could be an interesting quote or a stat -
but what you're really going for is overall engagement, so that when you get to the marketing portion, you don't just hear crickets ...
So to help with ideas and planning, we're giving your team tools for success - including a weekly checklist -
so when preparing for the huddle, consult the checklist and then share your weekly,
or monthly goals in the huddle - or you could even fill out the checklist together as a team!
Ask the team for their take on fun ideas for social media or ideas on getting more reviews or even topic ideas for blogging!
Since you all live and work in the area, this makes you an expert on blogging topics for your practice
and the team will feel more ownership if they have a say in brainstorming the ideas
and volunteering for the tasks they're most interested in!
Once you get an idea of what team members want to work on, be sure to assign tasks and then block out time
so each person can actually get it done
... and really these marketing moments could be as short as five minutes -
like asking for a photo or handing a patient a card for review!
At the next meeting, you could check back in to see how it went or
even review at the end of the week to ensure tasks were completed - and see if there were any obstacles ...
And let's get real: we all love bribes! So rewarding or incentivizing your team is a surefire way to get great results!
The key to marketing success is to continually try new things and
to learn from it and then to duplicate the ones that were most successful!
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Shakira Maga Lifestyle | 2018
Shakira Maga Lifestyle | 2018
Trial lawyer, national media personality and novelist Mike Papantonio on this edition of
Mike Papantonios courtroom prowess has made him one of the nations preeminent trial lawyers.
His winning verdicts reach well into the millions.
Papantonio has earned a reputation for taking on tough and complicated cases against defendants
with abundant resources.
Many of those adversaries have found out the hard way Papantonios passion, determination
and legal flair is ha rd to combat.
In 2015 Mike Papantonio joined an elite group, he was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers
Hall of Fame.
Outside the courtroom his is known for astute political commentary.
He created Ring of Fire Networks, a multimedia platform which includes a national radio show.
His analysis is often heard on cable news outlets like MSNBC and Fox News.
Papantonio has authored several books, his latest a novel entitled Law and Disorder,
a suspenseful story that draws on Papantonios extensive legal career.
We welcome Mike Papantonio to this edition of Conversations.
Thank you for joining us.
Good to be here Jeff.
Tell me about the book.
For years I've handled cases that have had a lot of political overlays to them.
Whether it is a case against a pharmaceutical company, a case against Wall Street, whatever
it may be they've always had those kind of political intrigued sides to them.
I had enough people say you know you ought to write that sometimes and rather than writing
a non-fiction I thought it was best to put it into fiction.
My goal really has been Jeff, to somebody can pick up the book and they can read a chapter
and be entertained, but at the same time they come away from just being entertained they
That's what these books, there's three of them that are in line here and this is the
first of them, and the whole idea is to kind of tell the back stories about the practice
of law and some of the politics and cultural and social issues that all tie into that.
Hopefully you can read it on the beach, walk away and say it was a good story but I learned
What would the average person be most surprised about the back end of what goes on in the
I think probably they'd be most shocked at the pharmaceutical aspect of that particular
The pharmaceutical story, what happens when a drug goes on the market, what happens when
a person actually takes a drug that they believe that the FDA had overseen and the FDA had
given approval on.
The stories it's not the type of thing that corporate media typically can tell, they have
advertisers whether it's whatever the pharmaceutical company is, they have advertisers that do
business with that pharmaceutical company.
Those back stories are rarely told, they'll see the headlines where maybe Merck of Pfizer
or one of the big pharmaceutical companies is hit for a big verdict, but they really
don't know why, they don't understand what took place.
Who is it that destroyed documents?
Who is it that tampered with the clinical data?
How did they sell it to the media?
Why did the media ignore it?
How did the FDA ignore it?
How did they make their way through an FDA bureaucracy in such a way that basically they
get everything they want when they want it?
Those aren't the kinds of things that people hear about, but that's one part of the story.
I don't think you'll find a book that explains that, certainly not in a fiction.
Grisham, I've always thought Grisham is very good at telling a story, but at the same time
he's telling the story you walk away and say gee, I didn't know that that's how judges
I didn't know that a judge had that much authority to do X, Y or Z.
I didn't know how you remove a judge from the bench.
Those types of things Grisham would always pack into his novels and that always captured
my interest because although he was an attorney he really didn't try cases, he wasn't a trial
These series of books take on the aspect of what does it really look like at ground zero.
It's one thing to describe a courtroom scene but it's another thing to take a courtroom
scene that actually took place and you go my gosh that can't be real and it is real.
There's courtroom scenes in this particular book and you'll go surely that didn't happen
and they really did happen.
Tell me about the characters in here, the main character Deke right?
Yes Nicholas Deketomis he's an attorney that handles basically big products cases all over
His goal in every one of the cases is to be able to get to trial and obviously get a result
for the claimant.
Most of the time what he's trying to do is if there's a product out there and it ought
to be off the market his goal is to get it off the market.
He's operating on all four cylinders in the right way, he wants to accomplish the right
thing for the right reason and he does well doing that.
He's a composite character in the sense that I looked around the country and I said I've
worked with really some of the finest trial lawyers in the country and I've borrowed a
little bit here and borrowed a little bit there.
I've put the barnacles on them when they needed barnacles, and so certainly he's not a whitewashed
You don't end it say oh my gosh, this guy's perfect, he's far from it.
As the books continue you learn that each one of the characters in there kind of have
a little darker side than what you might think when you read it initially.
I was going to ask you how much of Mike Papantonio is in Deke?
Well I think it's impossible to write a book like that without drawing on your personal
I mean the old adage is write what you know about and certainly you know yourself and
you certainly know the topics well.
It's impossible for me to say that there are no part of that that's there.
I obviously used this area heavily.
I think anybody reading it is going to say ... I changed the names, I gave the characters
different names, I changed the areas, gave them different names.
At the end of it, the reading, they're going to know what it's about.
I think every author does that somewhat.
If you take a look at Baldacci or Grisham, any of the thriller writers they always start
off with the thing that they know.
It may be their home town, it may be some experience they had in some aspect of law
and so that's what this is.
There's certainly a little bit of me there but I didn't intend to say Deketomis is my
Papantonio, that's not my intent.
I'm always curious how novelists, I'm always curious about their process, what was your
process of putting this together?
I think anybody that writes fiction will tell you that the most difficult thing, and it
shouldn't be difficult, but the most difficult thing in the narrative, the conversations.
How do you go back in there and you and I are talking right now and how do we capture
what's happening here cleanly, quickly, in a way that actually means something?
What is interesting and unique about that conversation.
The story lines in these books are fairly easy because they really happened, but you
take what really happened and you put the fiction aspect, you add the intrigue to it,
you add the thriller aspect of it, you add the aspect of my gosh I hope this works out
for the character.
You take all of those things but the real trick to me is trying to take that character
and say how would they talk, how would they interact with their children, how would that
character interact with his wife, how would these two lawyers interact?
It sounds like it's fairly easy because all you do is say well people talk this way but
when you're writing a book and space is an issue, brevity's an issue in getting the idea
across quickly is an issue.
Those narratives are very important.
How long did it take you to massage this character into the person you wanted him to be?
I think every author ends up getting really angry with the editor because when I finished
that I would say to the editor, "Well I kind of like this part, why did you take it out?"
These are professionals, they understand because you want them to turn the page.
You don't want to get bogged down on the nuances to where they say ... Michener excelled at
taking a pineapple and he would say well what's the story of the pineapple?
Michener could tell you every aspect of the pineapple, but that wasn't intrigue.
These types of thriller novels, the reason I think I was so upset about what was cut
is those were parts of the stories I really liked but you have to.
At the end of all of it you have to have some trust in good editors and that's what I did
Who's your favorite author?
Well I think the classic author would be Steinbeck.
I remember one time before I went to law school there was a great lawyer by the name of Perry
Nichols, he was an attorney down in Arcadia, Florida, one of the places I lived growing
He had a cattle ranch down there and I was getting ready to move into journalism, I was
going to be a journalist and hopefully do foreign correspondence.
I think everybody at University of Florida in the journalism program wanted to do that
when they were coming through.
Somebody said to me, "You know Mike, you really ought to think about going to law school."
I said, "I really don't have any interest but I'll go talk to this person you want me
to talk to."
Perry Nichols was, at the time, Melvin Bell like quality, I mean he was truly the Clarence
Darrow of his time.
He was a wonderful lawyer.
His home was out of Miami, Florida but he gravitated and ended up kind of settling up
around north Florida.
I went to meet him and kind of in an artful way I said, "Mr. Nichols what do you think
made you such an important lawyer?"
I didn't know that I really wanted to hear the answer but the answer was spectacular.
He was in a wheelchair sitting in front of this wall and the wall was full of books.
On there was Steinbeck, Kafka, Conrad, Hemingway, all of the great novelists, and he said, "Well
to answer your question," he said, "first of all it started with me reading all those
books up there."
What he was trying to say is there's really no new ideas.
For a trial attorney not to have a real big, big background and a lot of interstitial information
about other ideas, other concepts I think is a big mistake and that's what Perry Nichols
was trying to tell me.
My reading coming up were those people, they were Kafka, Conrad, Hemingway, Steinbeck,
on and on that you would say are kind of the classic writers, not classical writers but
well known writers that moved me.
Was he the turning point in your life that made you say I want to be an attorney?
He had a big impact on it Jeff, a big impact.
There were other issues, again I think I was really committed more to journalism.
I remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird and there's no way that a young person comes out
of reading To Kill a Mockingbird to say you know I'd like to do something like that, I'd
like to end my life and career in a way that it has some substantial impact on somebody
Well you've certainly had a big impact and I know a lot of the cases that you've worked
on have been geared towards environmental issues.
Yes they have been.
What I've always tried to do is I've tried to take on a big environmental case every
They're just so overwhelming that you can only do so many and the results I've had have
been good there's no question.
You can't get those kinds of results by taking on too many, they have to be the kind of case
where you say my gosh, if I don't solve this the latent aspects of damage to people is
going to be huge.
I'm involved with a project like that up in Ohio right now against DuPont where they poisoned
the drinking water of 70,000 people.
They poisoned it with something called C8 and they knew when they did it, they'd been
doing it for 50 years they've been dumping millions of pounds of this into the Ohio River
and it ended up in people's drinking water.
They knew when they were doing it that the product caused cancer.
In the last two cases I've tried up there have been horrible cancer cases.
That's the type of thing that I walk away and I say well are we going to accomplish
anything by this?
It's not just can we clean up the stream, it is can we save lives?
Can we let people know that this stuff is in the environment for five million years,
this C8, that it's in your human body for 25 years.
This is the kind of stuff that I believe does have an impact, but in reality if you're going
to have a life, when you have a child, when you have a family that's such an important
priority and you have to say well I can't do them all well, I'll pick them carefully.
What is it about these big companies or anyone once they realize that they're doing something
that is causing a great deal of harm, why don't they stop, why does it continue on,
when do the cover ups come on?
There's a quick answer to it.
First of all you're talking to somebody who believes that capitalism is the best system
in the world.
If you look all over the world capitalism works when its regulated, where there's common
goals, let's do well for everybody, let's do well by doing some good.
It used to be 25, 30 years ago a CEO would move through a company and that CEO might
be there for 20 years.
They might begin their career there and end their career in the large company.
Then what ended up happening in MBA school was what we call quick profits big risk and
those are my terms, I don't know they teach those terms in MBA school.
Here's what it is, you're moving through in three years.
You're going to go to a company like DuPont, you're going to be there for three, five at
the max and what you're going to do is you're going to maximize that 10K at the end of every
quarter, you're going to say did I raise that 10K even one-eighth of one penny?
Because if I did I'm going to make more money.
The whole system is built around that, the way that we pay CEOs is built around that
The compensation issue has changed all that.
We don't really have a CEO that says, "You know I've been here for 20 years, I want to
end my career by not passing something on to the next CEO that has the potential to
do horrible damage to people."
That I think is one of the biggest things and then I think probably the next biggest
thing is that you don't have media really asking the tough questions.
You've got somewhat of a corporate media now and corporate media is driven by how many
advertising dollars do they sell.
Because of that they don't go and ask the tough questions and the CEOs know they can
get away with it.
The investigative journalism's not what it used to be.
No, there are no more Ed Morrows.
There are no more Walter Cronkite or Huntley and Brinkley.
We've moved to, again just like the quick profits big risk same thing with corporate
media, exactly the same thing.
I want to come back to media in just a moment because you're involved in that as well, but
before I do so what case are you most proud of?
I would say probably it just happened to be a local case around here, it was a case against
a company used to be called Conoco.
For so many years Conoco and it's predecessor and everybody in charge of the decision making
had really polluted bio tar and some areas around.
There was never a time when anybody really looked to find out how bad it was, to find
out really what was actually going on.
I think I vested my first effort into an environmental case there knowing that I was taking myself
away from other cases such as pharmaceutical cases and security cases, those types of things
that I do.
I was most proud of that because we got a good result and we got something done that
was meaningful, and it meant that people were at least aware that for 40 some years bad
government had allowed this to take its own life.
There was a lot of reasons I was proud of that, I don't know that that is the single
most important but that was an important case to me.
There's been many single cases where I've handled cases for individuals and you just
love these people, you work with them for years, you invest everything you can as far
as your effort with them and they do the same to you.
You feel like family and when you get a good result, the jury comes back and finds for
your client it is a big deal.
It's a big deal because it validates your efforts there.
You've had six to 12 people hearing your story and say yes, you should have been here, what
you're saying here is right and what has happened here just needs to be corrected.
You're known for mass torts and as I understand it you were instrumental in bringing the whole
mass torts line of business so to speak for lack of a better term to your law firm, to
Levin Papantonio Law Firm.
First of all what are mass torts and what makes you so good at it?
Mass torts, people always confuse mass torts with class actions and they're not even close
to the same thing.
A mass tort is simply, it's a description of a case where it may be one pharmaceutical
case, it may be one drug that has been put on the market and the FDA hasn't done their
job, and because of the FDA not doing their job sometimes it's so dysfunctional that they
let these things get through.
It ends up effecting not just two or three people, it ends effecting thousands of people.
I mean I could go on forever about the cases, the best description of a mass tort case probably
would be the YAZ case.
YAZ was a birth control pill and it was put out there in competition with 50 to 60 other
birth control pills, but the problem Jeff was is they couldn't make enough money just
selling a birth control pill.
If it was just a birth control pill it really didn't mean that much because there were so
many competitors, everybody was selling birth control.
What they did is they figured out a way to market it to appeal to young women, to say
if you take this birth control pill you're going to be slimmer, you're not going to have
acne, you're going to be able to fight weight problems if you take this pill.
In fact they never had tested any of that to know that it was actually true.
It was a pill it had a six time higher risk of causing a DVT or a stroke than the other
That pill was out on the market for years and there were lawyers that kept saying you
know Mr. Media, ABC, CBS, you ought to go cover this story, this is important, my daughter's
taking this, this is what happened to her, my wife took it, this is what happened.
That's how a mass tort case develops.
I'm typically hired and our firm is hired to handle cases for other lawyers throughout
You may have a lawyer who is an advertiser, 1-800 drug whatever it is.
They're more of a marketer and I don't mean that in an awful way, I just mean that's what
they focus on.
You've got people that just market, they're right around here in this town and so and
so and so and so.
How many cases have you tried?
We end up going and actually trying cases for those people.
The point is you just have to be able to do it all in mass torts.
You have to understand I have to educate people, but once they're in my office I got to be
able to say I can take your case and I can try it in California if I have to, I can try
it in New York or Chicago, wherever.
Right and it's an expensive, complicated scenario.
Yes absolutely, a typical mass tort will cost a law firm, I mean if they're the ones actually
doing all the work will cost anywhere from $6 to $18 million, somewhere in that area.
Let's switch over to media.
You have a pretty strong media background.
You've been doing it for what, close to two decades now.
Right at two decades yes.
Tell me about Ring of Fire.
Ring of Fire was an idea that really sprung up out of ... Bobby Kennedy and I have been
friends for a very long time and we were actually asked to do a show on something that used
to be called Air America.
It was an attempt by progressives, I mean it was Janeane Garofalo, Chuck D, Al Franken,
Rachel Maddow, Lizz Winstead and so were all in there and we were asked do some programming
for this entity called Air America, so that's where we started.
Then Air America it didn't hold together.
First of all the finances of it didn't hold together, but what came out of it was brilliant
because everybody went their own way and they did their own thing and that was critical.
You have another television project you're working on right?
Yes I do, right now RT International it's an international network.
If you go to RT International, to any country in the world you're going to see RT International.
They're making a move into the United States and they've asked me to do a program called
America's Lawyer where we interview lawyers who have these huge cases from all over the
They tell the back stories, they name names, they say this judge did this, this legislator
did this, this FDA person did this and here was the net result of it.
I'm going to start that in October and it runs out of Washington, DC but we're going
to do it right here in Pensacola.
They've built a studio here and it's going to run right here, and it'll show in every
English speaking country in the world, that was just part of the arrangement.
I'm excited about doing it.
I'm a little bit tired of doing politics, I've started off doing politics all the way
back to Fox News where I was the only progressive or liberal on a panel and it would be me against
three other people and they'd yell at me for about four minutes and I tried not to yell
back but I found I had to just to be heard.
I did that a couple of years and then I did a little bit of CNN, not real regular.
MSNBC ended up doing pretty regularly, and so Ed Schultz who's been a friend for so long
I guess I did his show more often than anything else.
By the way he's on the RT Network along with Larry King, so it's a good lineup on RT Networks.
Larry King, him, Thom Hartmann, it's just a wonderful lineup of people.
I have just a very short period of time left here.
Must have been quite an accomplishment for you to be inducted into the Trial Lawyers
Hall of Fame, that's a pretty big deal huh?
It was a big deal.
There's only I think in the state maybe there's five of us, something like that.
Fred Levin of course, my partner was also in the hall of fame so it's a very big honor,
I can tell you that.
Got about a minute and a half left, what's next for Mike Papantonio, more books?
That's what I enjoy doing now and I think my family likes me doing that.
They'd rather have me at home writing a book than they would traveling around the country
trying a case.
I'm going to probably be trying cases but I'm going to be focusing a little bit on telling
these stories, both through the media as I've done for years and through these books.
Hopefully people will appreciate that there's a lot of truth, there's a lot of truth to
what happens in these books.
The only thing that's not true in that one is the murder scene.
If there's one thing you would like for people to kind of remember you by or when they think
of Mike Papantonio what would you like for them to think about just quick?
I tell young lawyers if you can't stand in a room of 1,000 people where everybody disagrees
with you and still maintain your position if you think you're right then you should
not be a trial lawyer, it just is not suited for you.
You got to be able to handle rejection, handle disagreement.
Great, Mike Papantonio what a pleasure to talk with you, thank you so much.
Well thank you Jeff I appreciate it.
The name of the book Law and Disorder, Mike Papantonio.
It's a legal thriller, it's a novel, first one in a series, worth a read for sure.
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It's a huge motivation to face top teams like them.
We are taking it as any other match. It's always good to face top rivals during the pre-season,
that way you can correct the mistakes you make and be fully ready for what's ahead of us.
We are aware of what we have to do. The coach has been clear from the beginning
and we will just try to take on his guidelines as good as possible.
We are very happy with them, they are amazing kids.
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What's up guys it's Everything Kodi back with another video
so many of you are looking for a build with lot of different add-ons
and lot of different sources for content then you might want to check the xenon build
I've also tested on my fire TV and two other fire sticks the build works great
You will enjoy this kodi build on your amazon fire stick or nvidia shield or android tv box
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So here we got this amazing kodi build working well on kodi 17.6 krypton any version
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-------------------------------------------Powerful Panel Discussion Tip #162 with Terry Brock: Using an Ombudsman during a Virtual Panel - Duration: 2:50.
Terry, how do you get the audience questions from the ombudsman?
How do we know when the questions are there?
I did a little trick last week; I'm going to share it just between you and me.
Don't tell anybody else.
Don't tell any of the grownups how we do this.
But what I did is I said, "Her name is Vicky, a wonderful, wonderful lady."
And I said, Vicky, here's what we can do."
And she said, "Yeah, I don't want to be on there all the time."
I said, "hey, I'll tell you what, with Google Plus Hangout, you have an option, the
same with Skype, you can take out your camera so you're not seen; you just click on the
little button and you mute your mike as well."
So what she would do is I introduced her; she is going to be here.
She will be in the background, and then when I went in to talking about the main topic
I was covering, she muted her microphone and she dimmed or shut down her camera.
She was there but the signal was between her and me.
If some questions come in, and she wanted to share those questions at specific points
like about ten after (we started at the top of the hour) so at ten after, twenty after,
thirty after, etc., somewhere in there say, "if you want to, or if there is something
important, I'll know that you have a question if you simply turn your camera back on"
because I would then see as a moderator, I would see her picture in the lower right corner,
signal to me Aha!"
Vicky has a question.
And so she would come on there and do it and then she would mute her microphone.
I'd say, "Well, Vicky, do we have any questions that have come in?"
"Well, Terry, strange that you would ask this because—"and so we did it that way
and it worked out really smoothly on that.
Being able to go back, so there were two or three questions, I answered those.
She said, "Thank you very much."
And then I say, "And that, of course, this leads us to our next point of –"And then
she's gone and then I just watch for her again throughout the session.
She would come on and toward the end we had a lot of questions that started coming in
even more so she was on there regularly.
And that was great to be able to listen to her and her advice, and then there was another
person that was on there as well.
So, in between the three of us, we were able to cover a lot of ground and give some really
And we know it's good value because we had the immediate feedback coming in through Twitter.
There people were able to say yes, we liked this.
Plus another benefit of it, we now have a record on Twubs of all the tweets that were
submitted during that hour that becomes part of the record of it along with the video that's
over there on YouTube.
So it's really sweet.
This is pretty cool to be alive today.
They could not do this back when Columbus sailed the ocean blue.)
-------------------------------------------The Letter E Song | Alphabet Jam | Pevan & Sarah | Learn the alphabet - Duration: 1:43.
♫ It's Pevan & Sarah ♫
♫ Alphabet Jam by Pevan & Sarah ♫
Can you say the letter E?
Can you say the letter E?
Can you say the letter E?
There's 26 letters that you need to know,
You can learn them, so let me show you
How to do it, there's really nothing to it,
Pevan & Sarah gonna get straight to it!
Can you say the letter E?
Can you say the letter E?
Can you say the letter E?
E makes an 'e' sound, e...e...e.
E makes an 'e' sound, e...e...e.
E makes an 'e' sound, e...e...e.
E makes an 'e' sound, e...e...e.
♫ Alphabet Jam by Pevan & Sarah ♫
Monday, this week, was the 53rd anniversary of the Medicare Act being signed into law.
So for 53 years, we as a country have paid into a program that helps provide low-cost
health insurance to the elderly in the United States.
That law also strengthened Social Security.
53 years ago, we made it even better than it was.
For 53 years, those programs, along with Medicaid, have been chugging along just fine until George
W. Bush came into office.
He started pulling money out of those programs to pay for his tax cuts to the wealthy elite.
Now that we've given those same wealthy elite and major corporations new tax cuts, these
programs are once again at risk because people like Paul Ryan want to take money from these
social safety net programs and give it to wealthy corporations, the wealthy corporations
that are actually running this country.
It's not Paul Ryan.
It's not even Donald Trump.
It's the Exons and the Dows and the Monsantos.
They are the ones who call the shots here in the United States.
The politicians are just the ones who go to Washington, D.C. and fill out the bills based
on what their corporate sponsors tell them they have to do.
Nonetheless, American workers right now are at a very severe risk of losing Medicaid,
Medicare, Social Security.
Those programs that some of us, most of the workforce in the United States actually, we've
been paying into ever since we got our very first paycheck.
Every paycheck taxes specifically come out to fund those programs.
I know some people don't like to call them entitlement programs 'cause it sounds bad.
Yeah, we've been paying into it all of our lives so that we can have it later.
We're fucking entitled to it, right?
That's our money.
They're pulling it out of there to give it to corporations who already make billions
of dollars a year.
The shit gets worse folks because on Monday, Donald Trump announced that he was planning
to unilaterally cut taxes once again for the wealthiest Americans.
By eliminating the capital gains tax, a tax that really only applies to the top 1% in
He's doing it in a way, through the Treasury, so that it doesn't have to go through Congress.
They don't have to vote on it.
They don't have to approve it.
They don't even have to like it.
But he can do this.
They're going to lower their taxes.
The U.S. is going to once again realize, "Oops, we're out of money."
Where are they going to start looking to make up for it?
Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.
That's what they're coming for right now.
Paul Ryan has made it expressly clear, since the first tax cuts were passed in December,
that he was coming for those programs to help pay for this because he, oops, passed a bill
and didn't know how to fund it.
Something they always accused Democrats of doing, but they're the ones who actually do
We're the one who are going to get screwed.
I'm not going to get a dime from any of these tax cuts.
Neither are you, average viewer, unless you happen to be watching this from a penthouse
office on Fifth Avenue.
The rest of us aren't getting a damn thing except for screwed.
That's what we're getting.
We're getting screwed because those programs that we have been paying into to help save
us in old age or if we become destitute and need the assistance.
They're taking that money away, money we have paid into with every paycheck we have ever
They're giving it to corporations.
If that doesn't piss you off, then I don't think anything will ever piss you off.
We should be pissed off right now.
We should be mad.
We should be angry.
We shouldn't sit there and say, "Okay, well let's have a little bit of decorum.
Let's not fly off the handle."
No, get mad, get angry, fly off the handle, call your representatives, call your senators.
Show up and vote.
Get these idiots out of office.
Because even though that wouldn't stop the upcoming tax break, it would sure as hell
put the brakes on this massive corporate monster that has taken over the Federal Government.
-------------------------------------------Carly & Erin Throw a Pearl Party w/ Chris Klemens! | Fad 👎 or Fab 👍 | MTV - Duration: 5:40.
- [Chris] It literally went down my shirt.
- [Carly] It's fine, where is it?
- This is like, worst case scenario.
- Hi, I'm Carly.
- And I'm Erin, and welcome to
- (together) Fad or Fab.
- What we do is, we dive into popular or like,
weird trends and we decide if it's good, which would be
- (together) Fab,
or if it's bad, which would be
- (together) fad.
- Done. - Never again.
- Today we are diving into something called a Pearl Party,
which we know nothing about,
but apparently it's huge on the internet.
- And to help us explore this Pearl Party,
we have a very special guest, Chris Klemens.
- Oh my god, yay!
- Welcome, Chris, to our show.
- Thanks for joining us.
- Thank you for having me.
- You're having a Pearl Party, which,
if you don't know what it is,
people sit around, they get these oysters,
and then they livestream it, and they shuck them open,
and they're like, look at my pearls,
and they get millions of views on the internet.
People live for Pearl Parties.
Pearl Parties are pretty much unboxings of oysters.
- Are you excited? - Well this is,
Oh, shucks, I am.
- Oh God, here we go.
- That's an oyster pun.
- This is it, we're partying.
- This is our Pearl Party.
- This is our Pearl Party.
- I feel like we're missing a few substances,
but that's just the kinda parties I go to.
Anyway, so we wear the gloves?
- Yeah, you have to wear the gloves.
- The gloves are comin' on, 'cause we're safe.
- Yeah, so apparently some of these
are saltwater and some of these are
- Do we know which ones are which?
- Does it really make a difference?
These are gross.
- That looks like something I hawked up when I was sick.
- I already don't like seafood.
- Like that, I don't trust it.
- I don't like seafood, I don't like the smell of seafood.
- Ooh, and then you take it out of the package.
- I don't know what end to shuck it.
- Oh my God, guys, smell it.
- Yours looks so gross.
- [Carly] Eat it.
- Mm, truffle, butter.
- Ew, this smells like when you dissect frogs.
- Wait, do you tear it like that?
- No I did that by accident.
Oh, it's already opened, see you don't even need a shucker.
I did it!
- What happened?
- There's no oyster.
- Oh my God, it smells so bad.
- Eww, you mean there's no pearl.
- Does this have to get censored?
It looks awful.
- Wait, is it in there maybe?
- Oh do you have to like, dig for it?
(wretches) This actually smells
Oops, I don't care.
(gasps) I found one!
It literally went down my shirt! (wretches)
- It's fine where is it?
- This is like, worst case scenario.
- Seriously, we may only open one, you have to find it.
- You have to open it.
- It smells so bad.
- Find your pearl.
- It rolled over that way, I saw it.
- It's infecting the room with (trails off)
That noise, are you kidding?
- I found it, guys it's so small with these gloves
I can't hold it.
- Let me see, let me see.
- How do you shuck it?
- Oh my God!
- It's like the black pearl, I don't know if you can see?
- Guys this is (bleep) up.
- Mines like glued shut.
- I'm fine.
- Oh my God, it smells like a gross dog.
- It really smells.
- I can't smell anything. - Really?
- You don't need to brag Erin, we got it, you're defective.
- I love pearl parties.
- I lost the pearl in the salt,
I can't even do this part of it.
What's the retail on this, can I sell this?
(together) - Eww!
- I can't even look at that.
- It looks like a dead animal that
has been living in the sewer for seven years.
- Eww, eww.
- Wait, I'm getting it open.
Oh my God, my pearl's so pretty, I can see her.
- I am so disgusted.
- I am so excited, my pearl (trails off)
- Wait until you smell it.
Was that the saltwater one that smelled so bad,
maybe the freshwater one has hope.
- I don't wanna look at the insides.
- Oh my God! I birthed a pearl!
- That's pretty.
- Mine's silver.
- The gloves are coming off, and we can
decide whether or not this is fab or fad.
- Smell your hands.
- No, we need some hand sanitizer.
- I'm gonna do it, honestly, I'm over these pearls,
I don't even care.
- I don't want them anymore, I'd give them away,
I'd pay someone to take them.
- All right, now that we're cleaned up,
and we have our pearls, what do you guys think?
Even if it didn't smell, I feel like I
would still be disgusted, 'cos it looked like a human body.
- No, no , no, the smell was the worst.
- They were the grossest oysters
I've ever seen, in my entire life.
- I definitely would not want to
shuck, let alone slurp those oysters.
- Wait is that what they look like when you eat them?
- Not really, no, they look way better.
They're delicious, and even though they're so pretty,
I'm like, was it worth it?
- But are they, because some of them are
clearly artificially colored, like that
pink one, I was sold until the pink one.
- Why don't we take a vote on our final verdict?
- One, two, three
- Chris will you do the honors of lighting up the sign?
- Oh, I thought you would never ask.
- Well, you're welcome.
- Drum roll please.
- The verdict is in, will it be fab or will it be fad?
- Ohh! Thank God!
- Kept you on your toes!
- Thank you guys so much for watching.
- And be sure to subscribe for more content like this.
- And we'll see you guys next time.
-------------------------------------------The Untold Truth Of Burger King - Duration: 5:10.
It's tough to imagine a world without Burger King.
For over sixty years, the company has provided cheap and filling food to hundreds of millions
of customers across the globe.
Here are a few things you probably don't know, or don't remember, about this American favorite.
"Break out the buns, cuz we grillin this dog my way.
Bikinis, martinis, zucchinis… yeah, you know the rest."
The Whopper Sacrifice
In 2009, Burger King created a one-off app which awarded users a coupon for a free Whopper,
if they deleted 10 people from their friends list.
Oh, and the app also sent a message to the friends you'd deleted, informing them that
you valued their friendship at less than one-tenth of a Whopper from Burger King.
Facebook shut the app down after only ten days, claiming it was a massive violation
of their users' privacy.
In that time, however, the app had already been installed on almost 60,000 accounts.
20,000 of those got their free Whoppers, while 200,000 more people were force-fed a hefty
dose of reality.
Burger King vs. Burger King
In 1952, Gene and Betty Hoots bought the Frigid Queen ice cream store in Mattoon, Illinois.
They quickly added burgers and fries to the menu and changed its name to Burger King.
They even acquired a state trademark for the name in 1959.
A few years later, the real Burger King rolled into town.
It was a classic case of David versus Goliath, and in this case, the little guy won.
The larger Burger King chain was forbidden from opening a location anywhere inside a
20-mile radius of the Hoots' Burger King.
Although the company later offered the Hoots $10,000 to set up shop within the radius,
their offer was firmly declined.
The restaurant still exists to this day.
The Google ad
In 2017, Burger King introduced an ad campaign specifically designed to hijack the devices
in viewers' homes.
The commercial was basic enough: an actor, facing the screen, asks:
"Okay Google, what is the whopper burger?"
Any Google Home device that picked up the audio would then react by reading aloud the
Wikipedia entry for the Whopper.
Google didn't appreciate the gimmick.
The ad was only effective for about three hours after it aired, when the audio was added
to a list of sounds that Google Home would refuse to respond to.
Easy come, easy go.
The BK sauna
Burger King made headlines in 2016 when they opened their very own sauna.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it's located in Helsinki, the capital of a country populated
by 5 million people and 2 million saunas.
But only in this one can you can relax, make your order and chow down on a Whopper and
some fries, while sweating like crazy, of course.
There's enough room inside for around 15 people, making it perfect for private parties, and
guests can even purchase robes embroidered with the BK logo.
The Burger King sauna has been something of a surprise hit since it opened, and no wonder:
where else can you go to get literal meat sweats?
"How's the burger?"
"Probably not smart to do this, right?"
"Let's see what happens."
The net neutrality debate
Net neutrality has been a landmark political issue for several years now.
As the threat to net neutrality has increased, no small number of celebrities and companies
have entered the fray to explain just how devastating it would be if internet providers
were allowed to charge more for higher speeds and priority service.
In 2018, Burger King broadcast a series of commercials in which customers were asked
whether they wanted to pay more for their Whopper to get it faster.
The customers paid different amounts based on each Whopper's "Making Burgers Per Second"
speed, whilst employees explained that, since the restaurant could make more selling chicken
sandwiches, they had decided to restrict access speeds to the Whopper alone.
"We don't make the rules."
"You just enforce these ridiculous rules?"
"Works when we have to."
Burger King then directed viewers to a petition aimed at preserving net neutrality.
It was a brilliant way to make a realistic comparison between burgers and the potential
pitfalls of an unbalanced internet.
"The Whopper actually taught me about Net Neutrality.
Stupid but true."
In 2008, actor and comedian Hugh Laurie sent shockwaves across the world by revealing to
the Times that certain celebrities had been gifted their very own lifetime unlimited Burger
King Crown Cards.
He also named a number of well-known figures, including Jay Leno and George Lucas, as recipients
of the card.
Laurie didn't actually have his own card at the time, but was granted one soon after he
made his comments to the press, making him the 12th celebrity to receive an unlimited
The bling burger
In 2008, Burger King created what they simply called, "The Burger."
Available in just one restaurant in west London, The Burger was made with Wagyu beef, Pata
Negra ham, Cristal onion straws, white truffles, and Modena balsamic vinegar.
Anyone wanting to sample this decadent beast would first have to fork over £95, or around
It was all for a good cause, though.
100% of the proceeds from sales of The Burger were donated to the Help A London Child charity,
an organization which lends a helping hand to children and young people suffering from
homelessness, poverty, illness, and abuse.
A secret meal
Burger King's most famous secret menu item is the Quad Stacker.
It consists of four patties, four slices of cheese, a layer of bacon and special sauce.
And if that doesn't exactly sound like the healthiest choice on the menu, that's because
No official nutritional information exists for the Quad Stacker, but the Triple Stacker
will set you back 640 calories, 42 grams of fat and 940 milligrams of sodium.
Throw in fries and a drink and you've got yourself a disaster just waiting to happen.
Maybe stick to the salad, next time.
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Today The Search Engine Google is showing a Doodle for Meena Kumari.
Today in India Google celebrate Meena Kumari's 85th Birthday.
Meena Kumari was born on 1st August 1933 as Mahjabeen Bano, was an Indian film actress,
singer and poet under the pseudonym "Naaz".
Popularly known as The Tragedy Queen, she is also called Female Guru Dutt of Hindi films
and is often remembered as the Cinderella of Indian films.
Indian film critics regarded Meena Kumari as a "historically incomparable" actress of
During a career spanning 33 years, she starred in about 92 films such as Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam,
Pakeezah, Mere Apne, Aarti, Baiju Bawra, Parineeta, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, Foot Path, Dil Ek
Mandir and Kaajal.
Meena Kumari's father was a Sunni Muslim named Master Ali Bux who had migrated from Bhera
(now in Punjab province of Pakistan).
He was a veteran of Parsi theater, played harmonium, taught music, wrote Urdu poetry,
played small roles in films such as Eid Ka Chand and composed music for films like Shahi
Meena Kumari's mother Iqbal Begum, whose original name was Prabhawati Devi, was a Bengali Christian
converted to Islam.
Iqbal Begum was the second wife of Ali Bux.
Before meeting and then marrying Ali Bux, she was a stage actress and dancer under the
stage name "Kamini" and was related to the well known Tagore family of Bengal.
Three weeks after the release of Pakeezah, Meena Kumari became seriously ill.
On 28 March 1972, she was admitted to St Elizabeth's Nursing Home.
She went into coma two days later and died shortly afterwards on 31 March 1972.She was
38 years old.
The cause of her death was determined to be liver cirrhosis.
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Good afternoon, everybody.
Thank you for coming to our webinar.
I'm Rabbi Ruti Regan, Rabbinic Disability Scholar in Residence at Matan.
And today we're going to be talking about "Welcoming Parents and Children with Disabilities
to Your Yamim Noraim High Holy Days Youth and Family Services".
And we decided to do this topic because at this time of year, a lot of people are planning
And a lot of people are considering going to services.
Yamim Noraim High Holy Days is kind of a unique opportunity because there are people who come
to High Holy Days services who don't come for anything else.
There are people who have not gone to anything in years who decide one day or one year that
you know it's Rosh Hashanah they really want to try to coming back to synagogue, or that now that
their kids are starting to get old enough to know that they're Jewish, they need to
have some sense of what that means, that they want to try coming to services.
And for some people, it's a really significant risk.
And for some people, it could be the only opportunity we have in a very long time to
show them that they're welcomed, valued and there's a place for them in Jewish community.
And as we keep that in mind for planning High Holy Days services for youth and families,
it's important to keep in mind that access speaks louder than words.
See here I have in the picture someone saying, everybody is welcome, come on in.
But the way in is stairs.
It means that you might have all of the welcoming intentions in the world but if there's this
kind of barrier, people aren't -- not only can people not get in, but the message they get
is that when you say everyone or all Jews, you don't mean them. So you gotta keep in mind
access speaks louder than words and think about access with as much intentionality
and premeditation as we can manage.
Um, Daniella, can you mute people?
Because I'm hearing some background noise.
DANIELLA>> I think I got everyone.
>> RABBI RUTI REGAN: All right. Thank you.
So and in terms of access speaking louder than words, one of the most important things
at that keep in mind is that it's -- even if your program is for children, it's important
to include adults with disabilities in your accessibility planning.
Because some parents have disabilities.
And they need to be respected in our communities as parents and as adults.
Teachers with disabilities need accessibility.
And we need to be communities in which people with disabilities can be teachers.
And also it's important for the kids.
Because kids with disabilities need to know that when they're adults, when they're older,
when they're not cute anymore, they'll be able to grow up and participate in their community
as adults and that there will still be a place for them and that they'll be respected
and welcome. And when kids see adult accessibility and consideration for adults with disabilities,
it changes their ability to relate to each other and their ability to see that we really
mean it when we talk about accessibility and inclusion.
So don't forget about the parents.
Don't forget about the adult accessibility -- don't forget about the parents, don't forget
about the teachers, don't forget that adults have access needs, too.
Even if you think you don't have anyone who has those needs in the adults in your community,
first of all, it may not be true.
And second of all, people may be scouting out for other people, whether it seems like
a place where they'll be able to go and be welcome and feel safe and comfortable.
So in terms of adult accessibility planning, again, I know there's a lot of text here.
There's a link to the slides in your chat box.
And they'll also be sent out afterwards.
So how are people going to get information about your program?
And is the way people get information about it accessible?
For instance, if it's a website -- yeah?
If it's a website, can it be used by someone who needs a screen reader?
If parents have to fill out a form, is the form online in a way that a screen reader
Or is it only a piece of paper or a screenshot?
Is information that people need online or available in some other way in an accessible
And if you use social media graphics to spread the word about your program, make sure you
include image descriptions with your social media graphics so that people who can't read
the graphics can find out about your program. And so that people who can read the graphics
will get the message that you care about people who can't.
More specifically, how are people going to get information about accessibility?
'Everyone is welcome' doesn't tell people whether they're welcome or whether their needs will
Because people don't know whether everyone means them or not.
So does your website have accessibility information?
Do your sign-up forms have a place to indicate access needs?
What kind of accommodations are you offering?
How do people know?
If there's anything that people might need to sign up for in advance, how will they know
that they're available and how to sign up for them.
Who can answer questions about accessibility?
And how will the person who needs that person's contact information know that they exist and
get the information on how to contact them?
Again, if you're promoting making the accessibility contact person's information explicit and
prominent can really help people be able to tell you what they need.
And be able to know what you mean when you say accessibility and what you mean when you
So I have in the slides various questions to ask. It's some really basic stuff I've seen, mentioning
because I've seen it go wrong a lot.
Questions like how will people get in the door?
Is there a wheelchair-accessible door?
If there's not, can you rent a ramp?
If there's a wheelchair-accessible door, is the door unlocked?
Because one thing I've seen happen a lot is that at High Holy Days services there will
only be one day open for security purposes and often the door will be the most like ornate
decorative door rather than the most accessible door.
So if you're in a position to influence that in your community, make sure that the door
that is open is the one that people can get in.
And if you can't make that happen, at minimum, get signs put up so that people who can't
get in that door have a real plan for how to get into the door that they can get in.
If you can't convince your synagogue to leave the accessible door unlocked, how will people
who need it be able to get someone to let them in?
Similarly, where's the elevator?
How will people who need to use it find it?
Because sometimes all of the signs tell you go up the stairs.
So making sure that your directional signs take into account the needs of people who
are taking a different route because they need a different door or the elevator.
If there's a key or something, make sure that there's a clear way for people who need the
key to get it.
And that the greeters, if there are greeters, they know where the elevator is.
Who has the key.
And how to get to and from your program using that route.
Similarly, how will people find you?
If people are going in a different way, are there signs between that way and the door?
And it's also a really good thing to put a sign by the elevator buttons, indicating which
floor things are on, because sometimes when it's obvious on the stairs, it's not obvious
on the elevator.
And a sign can like both send a welcoming message and make life a lot easier
So where's the bathroom people can use?
Again, if it's not obvious, put up signs.
Gender-neutral bathrooms are also a really important inclusivity thing both from the
perspective of including gender variant people and also from the perspective that a lot of
people with disabilities are men, a lot of people with disabilities are women, and a
lot of people with disabilities who need help in the bathroom have a caregiver or support
person who's the opposite gender.
So having a gender-neutral bathroom can be the difference between somebody being able
to use it and not being able to use it.
Similarly, are there signs that make it so that people can find their way back from the
gender-neutral bathroom or the accessible bathroom?
And if the accessible bathroom is farther away than the main one, are your breaks allowing
enough time for people to get to and from the bathroom they can use?
So I don't know if any of you have spent time at the Jewish Theological Seminary,
that's where I ordained and, for a long time, one of the floors where there was classes
the 5th floor, only had a men's room.
Which meant that the men could go to the bathroom quickly and the women could not and it was
really frustrating when the breaks in our long classes were calibrated such that the men
could get back on time and the women could not because our bathroom was far away. So don't
do that to people with disabilities.
Don't do that to people who are gender queer or non-binary.
Make sure that the bathroom is available, clear, and that people have time to get to
Likewise, if you're doing a program that involves food, which most people doing stuff with kids
are, what's the plan for communicating with kid's parents and teachers about food allergies?
How will people be able to eat safely?
Will people be able to bring their own food, if they have needs?
I pretty firmly believe the answer to that should be yes, synagogues have different policies.
If something is going to need to be checked by the rabbi or mashgiach or kosher supervisor or
someone, what's the plan for making that happen and making sure people know the plan?
And how will people who need to eat and drink on Yom Kippur be able to do so in a way that's
both logistically possible and dignified.
So are the accessibility features blocked or broken?
It's not enough to have a lift, the lift has to work.
A ramp isn't useful if people have decided to put all of the trash cans in front of the
And an accessible bathroom isn't useful if people are using it to store all of their
garbage or bulky furniture or something.
So make sure that not only are the accessibility features of your building or space there,
check to make sure that they work, they're not locked, they're not blocked, they're
Because often they are.
And often people don't realize that's -- people may have locked them so you should always
Likewise, the equipment, if there's equipment like a hearing loop, do you know how to use
And do the people running programs for you know how to use it?
If you're going to be using a microphone, which, again, you should be, because it's
an important accessibility thing, do people who are running programs or who will need
to be speaking to your group, know how to speak into a microphone correctly such that they're
also -- that they're always picked up?
Like if you're having a meeting beforehand to go through things, one thing that it'd be
really good to do is to get people to practice using the microphone, to make sure that they
know how to use it in a way where their voice is picked up and there isn't feedback. Because
the microphones are only useful when people are talking into them in a way that they're
actually picked up.
Likewise, do people know how to use the lift?
Do you know how to make stuff large print?
And do you know where things are?
Tools and things are only useful if people can find them.
For instance, if you have a Braille copy of your prayer books or large print copies of
handouts, where are they?
If you're providing fidget toys which can be a good thing to do, where are they?
How will people who need them, find them?
Any number of other things.
Whatever accessibility tools you have it would be good to inventory what they are, make sure
you know where they are.
Make sure that people running programs -- running programs or serving as greeters know
where all the tools are.
Don't forget about the bimah. Because people with disabilities aren't just audiences, we're
And whether or not the spaces people are leading from are accessible, makes a big difference
into how people perceive themselves as people who are welcome in the community on equal
equal terms, as people who could be leaders at some point.
So if anyone's going to be on the bimah, everyone needs access to the bimah.
So when you're setting up your rooms, because youth and family services are often kind of in ad
hoc arranged spaces, which can be a great accessibility opportunity, just think about
how are you arranging your Torah reading space and your sort of frontal sermonizing space.
Is that a place people can get to without climbing stairs?
How would a wheelchair user get an aliyah or read Torah or address the congregation?
And, again even if you think you don't have anyone, first of all that might not be true, and second
of all, accessibility matters for everyone in the community because it sends a message
Like when I was ordained, my class insisted that the bimah we were ordained on have a
ramp because being ordained in a space without a ramp struck us as disrespectful to our colleagues
and congregants who were wheelchair users and don't climb stairs. So just think about that.
Think about how your space is arranged and not only what it makes possible for your participants
but what message it sends.
Access speaks louder than words.
Think about when people are taking risks because their access needs might not be met or
they're not sure if they're welcome, start thinking about what kind of questions people have.
One question people often come in with is, is this going to hurt, physically or psychologically?
But one thing that a lot of people find painful is flickering and buzzing light bulbs.
So check to make sure before the holiday comes in, check to make sure that the lights aren't
flickering and make sure that if they are, they get changed.
Test microphone setups for feedback, make sure you know how to use them without causing feedback
because feedback hurts.
Don't touch people who don't want to be touched.
If people say something hurts, believe them.
Don't make people sit in painful positions, touch painful textures, or otherwise do things that
hurt them. Because people who are often afraid that things are going to hurt and when they
do, it's not only painful on a physical level, it's painful on a psychological trust level
People really want to be able to come into our spaces and know that we're not going to
So, another thing is, am I going to be confused?
Am I going to be able to follow what's going on?
There's a lot of things we can do to help people understand what's going on.
One thing is a clear, written schedule so that people know what to expect and can kind of orient
You can do visual supports.
A visual schedule for each thing that's going on and that's happening.
We have an example that we made for Passover of the different steps in a seder. But if you can show people
what to expect in a visually transparent way, it helps a lot of people to understand what's
going on and it also helps a lot of people not to be anxious.
If you are going to do activities, it can really be helpful to a lot of people to have
instructions written down so they don't have to keep all of it in their head. Even if it's
an activity that's really familiar to you, it might not be really familiar to all of your participants.
And even if it is, having written instructions sends the message that it's okay not to know
things and it's okay not to be familiar with everything
which can really help people to feel safer.
Similarly, calling page numbers and waiting 7 seconds before continuing can mean that
people can get to the same place and not feel confused and lost.
Warning people about loud noises, again, is this going to hurt, is a question a lot of people have.
Loud noises really scare some people.
The loudest thing is usually the shofar so knowing when the shofar's coming gives people the
opportunity to use their coping strategies for loud noises.
For instance, covering their ears, bracing themselves, leaving the room during the shofar.
Or just knowing that they might need to take a break afterwards. People have different strategies
but they tend to be much more usable if people have a warning about when the loud noise is
going to be.
In terms of...there are some things, areas in which words really.. words really
can matter a lot in terms of sending a message.
One thing where our words do matter a lot is don't assume accessibility exceptions go
If there's a rule that creates accessibility problems, people with disabilities and their
families will often assume that it applies to them unless you explicitly say otherwise.
So for instance, if you say that it's not allowed to use the elevator on Shabbat, make it clear
that people who need the elevator are allowed to use it. Another reason it's
important to be explicit about this is because kids often don't understand subtexts.
Kids are often very literal thinkers.
And the last thing you want to do is give the kids in your program the impression that
people with disabilities are breaking the rules.
Similarly, if you ban electronic devices, make it clear that people who use AAC devices,
alternative and augmentative communication, you know, like a communication app on an iPad, are allowed
to use their communication devices.
That really doesn't go without saying, especially for people whose communication software runs
on an iPad.
Like people might not know they're welcome.
And they might not know how others will treat them.
If you don't tell people they're welcome, they will often assume that they're not. And
if you don't tell kids that people are doing something that's allowed, they'll often assume that they're
breaking a rule if they know the rule but don't know about the exception.
So don't assume it goes
without saying because it really often doesn't.
And people learn that often these exceptions are not made for them.
So people can't read your mind. They don't know what you're thinking
unless you tell them.
Another way in which our word matters is like it's really important not to say the R word.
I'm going to say it just to make sure we're all clear on which word I'm talking about.
Because it's really important that educators and teachers and participants do not say this
word because it will cause some people to leave and never come back.
It will get -- it can damage trust in ways that take years to repair.
And it's just a word that hurts people on such a deep level that it's important to be
very cautious about this.
I don't normally like to get too caught up in the language issues but don't say the R word.
Even if it's -- whether it's clinical, like you know, don't say person with mental retardation.
Don't let people use it as an insult
or any other way.
Even if the person saying it thinks they don't mean it that way, it will hurt people and
like if you don't say it yourself, if somebody else says it, contradict them.
Another thing, in terms of helping people stay oriented and feel safe, one thing I've
seen a lot in educational programs is adults liking for things to be a surprise and not
wanting to tell kids what's going on.
If kids say, what are we doing today?
I've seen often, it's a surprise.
Or you'll just have to wait and see.
And I get that that's a technique that can often get kids to not argue about the activities.
But it also can cause a lot of problems for kids with disabilities because some people
need to know in advance to plan for access.
Some people need to know in advance in order to feel safe or in order to stay oriented
and know what to expect.
So being really careful about, it's a surprise.
Make sure that if you're going to conceal information, it's for a compelling reason
and it's not just sort of a blanket avoiding argumentation strategy because there are other
ways to do that that don't cause access problems. Like if somebody asks and seems to
really care about the answer, err on the side of telling them.
Because if people expect unpleasant surprises all day, it's hard to get them on board with
participating in your program in a way that's positive.
So if you're using songs, make song sheets for all the songs you'll be using, even if
you think everyone knows them. And it really helps to look at the song sheet yourself and
to encourage other leaders to look at the song sheet so that people who need it won't
feel self-conscious or like the only person in the room who needs to.
If it's in the prayer book, tell people what page it's on, give them a few seconds to get
Make transliterated versions available, especially if it's an outreach program.
And make sure that the transliteration matches the way your community actually pronounces
Because there are different customs and that's something I've seen overlooked sometimes in
ways that mean people can't use the transliteration.
So make sure that people will be able to sing the songs.
I know that people who lead services for teenagers, older children and families often do a lot
of discussions. So I'm going to spend some time talking about various different ways
one can go about facilitating discussion for people who have differing levels of comfort
with communication or who may have communication disabilities.
Questions to ask.
Think about the fact that people communicate in different ways and process in different
Ask the question, how can all kinds of communicators participate?
It's good to support different kinds of communication.
It can also be good to vary your discussion activities so that people who have trouble
with one, can participate in others.
So just general principles on leading any kind of discussions is, if you're going to
pause for questions, the 7 second rule is really helpful.
If you pause to ask if people ask questions -- if you ask if people have questions or if
you ask a question, wait at least 7 seconds before going on to give people time to process.
When you're in the audience, 7 seconds doesn't feel super long.
When you're the teacher, it feels like forever.
So count it out and give people time to process and if you know there's people present who
have like intellectual disabilities, language disabilities, or communication disabilities,
it's worth waiting even longer often just to give people space to think and process
and ask their questions.
Like, this alone can in and of itself dramatically increase participation and who can be heard
in a discussion.
Just philosophically, it's important to help people express themselves without talking
Some people have trouble discussing -- asking their questions or expressing opinions.
They might need help figuring out how to ask clearly. Be careful about answering too soon.
Like if somebody is formulating something awkwardly or taking a long time or pausing
a lot it can be really tempting to just sort of preemptively answer to get rid of the awkward
pauses, but it's a lot better to give people the space to formulate their words so that
they can ask their question and get an answer to what they actually want to know rather
than one that just fills the space.
Similarly, be careful about speaking for kids who are having a hard time communicating.
Their questions and yours may be different.
So don't just like put words in their mouth.
Like help give them scaffolding so that they can use their own words and have their own
There are various ways to do that and we've listed a lot of them in our Passover discussion
Or something else.
It makes your best guess about why someone is asking.
And this still has a Passover question, apologies.
But they can ask, are you asking why we eat matzah or something else?
Are you asking why we blow the shofar or something else?
And you can just keep guessing until you get it right.
And then answer it.
This works really well often for people who communicate even through like say TV quotes
or sentences that might not make a lot of sense.
Like you can make guesses and narrow them down.
Often with people other people might even say people who don't communicate, people often
have a lot more thoughts than they're given credit for when they have appropriate scaffolding.
Another thing you can do to sort of scaffold communication is to say things like I'm not
sure what you're asking yet, but I want to know.
Because when people know you care, they're more likely to keep trying.
Don't assume it goes without saying.
Because people can't read your mind.
And it can be very encouraging if they know you care.
It's worth paying explicit attention also to bias and silence.
Are people with disabilities in the room getting the chance to speak?
Are their questions being taken seriously?
Are they getting credit for their contributions and insights?
It's also worth paying attention to this from a gender and race perspective.
Like if you notice there's people of various genders in the room, pay attention to like
are girls getting called on, are women getting called on, are people of color being heard
in this conversation?
Because there's a lot of ways that can go wrong and if you pay attention to it in sort
of an explicit, intentional way, it can often be very helpful at making sure that
everybody is heard, welcomed and treated equally.
So if you notice that somebody isn't being taken seriously, be proactive about taking
them seriously yourself.
If someone is interrupted, you can uninterrupt them and get the conversation back on track.
For instance, say, Sarah, I was wondering what that -- about that, too.
What do you think the answer might be?
Or you know, I think that's great.
I think that's what Rachel was saying.
Is that what you were saying, Rachel?
So you can shift to make sure that people are given credit for their contributions and
that they're uninterrupted.
This doesn't always work.
But it often does.
You can also ask questions that others might want answers to.
Sometimes, people ask questions but aren't sure or embarrassed if they don't
know and if people don't have to go first, it often opens things up a lot more.
So aside from the scaffolding stuff, some activities that can facilitate participation
in a conversation or expressing opinions for a wider range of people, are going around the
room. You can ask a question to the whole group.
Give everyone the opportunity to answer.
Or go around the room giving everyone the opportunity to ask.
Also, give people an opportunity to pass without -- a way to pass without being made fun of.
One way people do that is like if you want to indicate that you want to pass, you can
cross your arms over your chest or something.
It's an invitation, not an order.
Don't like pressure people into going farther than they're comfortable yet but making an
explicit offer can enable people to participate who wouldn't be able to do that by jumping in.
Either because they're not sure how to tell when it's their turn or because they're not
sure if anyone cares what they think.
If people know when it's their turn and everyone's kind of doing this, sometimes it can open up conversations
with more people.
Another way to do it is polling, asking for a show of hands, thumbs up, thumbs down, an
Do you think Isaac knew what Abraham was planning?
This can sometimes show people that it's okay to have a range of opinions and okay not to be sure.
There's the this side that side game.
You can ask participants to go to one side of the room if they agree with something and
the other side if they disagree.
You can sometimes -- sometimes you can do this with a whole bunch of questions.
Sometimes start with something kind of silly.
And then as you build trust, move into questions that are a little more serious and might take
a little more risk.
You can say like, do you think the whale liked swallowing Jonah? Go to this side if you think the whale
liked it, go to this side if you think the whale didn't like it. Do you think Jonah was
upset about the plant? Yes, over here.
Not really, over there.
You can bring in movement which can help some people to pay attention.
It can also create a way to express an opinion without having to speak.
It can also help you identify people who might need to be called on.
And can open up people to explain their opinions to each other, the other side of the room.
So that game can be good as a way of including people who don't speak as readily or just
people who need to get up and move, which is often the case.
Because Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur can get really long with no movement.
Sometimes pair share works better than a whole group discussion.
Asking people to discuss a question or a text with the person next
So a lot of people are more comfortable talking to one person than the whole group, it's less
socially risky. It also allows more people to speak and get attention at the same time.
And another way it can help is it can be really helpful to kids and adults with ADHD because
waiting your turn and paying attention in a passive way can be really hard for people
with attention issues.
But if there's like a very active thing that focuses your attention, that can be really
helpful to some people.
That said, for people with sensory problems, it can also be really painful or overwhelming.
So it's not -- one method isn't better than another but it's a good thing to have in your
And if you know that somebody has these sort of sensory issues that might need it, you
can invite people to sit at the edge of the room or to use the whole room to make this
And you can also come back together and ask pairs if any of them would like to share with the group.
Because sometimes people who aren't comfortable sharing with the whole group at first will
be after they've done this kind of activity.
Another thing that can be worthwhile is having reading materials available.
Because some people would rather check a book before asking questions.
Some people are more comfortable looking in a book to inform things, would rather get
answers that way.
Or like just don't do well with intense social engagement all day and might need to step
back a little.
So having a tanakh, a bible available so that people can look stuff up can be helpful,
especially if parents are present or if it's with older kids. Having flyers around or printouts
with commentary or books and picture books or the adult version of the machzor or the prayer
book can be really helpful at creating a frame for participation for people who like aren't
going to be able to do the whole day, intense social kind of engagement kind of program.
Just keep in mind indirect participation is participation.
It's likely not personal.
It's likely just people being -- you know being who they are and having the needs they
And sometimes people getting distracted by stuff in the room isn't a distraction from
Sometimes it's just differentiated instruction
So if you harness the power of peoples' distractibility and need to engage this way by providing materials
for them, it can sometimes create it as a way in rather than a way out.
Also just being aware that some of the best conversations might happen in the hall.
Sometimes things happen to the side.
Sometimes people need to be able to wander in and out.
Sometimes people aren't ready to speak up in front of a whole group are listening.
And sometimes, you plant a lot of seeds that you don't see the fruits of.
Especially if people are taking a risk to be there and it's the first Jewish thing they've
been to in a while or they're just going there because their parents want them to and
they're not really so sure about this. You might end up planting a lot of seeds that
you don't see the fruits of.
And that's not personal.
It's just kind of the nature of the role.
It's a thing that happens sometimes and if you see it as not failure but seed planting,
it can make it a lot more pleasant experience as an educator and as a group.
So more generally speaking, it's worth remembering silence is not absence.
Not everyone is comfortable speaking up in front of groups.
Not everyone has a clear means of communication.
Sometimes questions or thoughts percolate years later.
Some people are more outgoing than others and that's okay. And silence is not absence.
People are there and their presence matters, regardless of their level of overt participation.
On another note, on a less like takhlis, practical consideration -- immediate practical considerations,
you want to think about planning for emotional content and the themes of the day.
So there's sort of this judgment -- divine judgment, teshuva, forgiveness and apologies,
sins, there's often matters of life and death.
There's some particular challenges this year.
This is a hard year.
It's a hard year for everyone and it's a hard year to be leading services for people with
everything everyone's going through.
There can be some particular challenges for people with disabilities, both with all of
the themes writ large and with the themes as they are playing out this year in particular.
So in terms of specific context to think about this year, I encourage you to think about
the fact that kids are affected by things their parents worry about.
And we can't really protect them as much as we might like to think that we can.
There's so many scary things going on in the world right now.
And when adults are upset or scared, kids notice.
Kids eavesdrop, especially when they know adults are trying to hide things.
Older kids tell younger kids about things, even when they know they're not supposed to.
There's a lot of really scary news these days.
And it will likely take on a particular urgency during the holidays this year.
And if you have parents in the room, they're likely to have spiritual needs around
like both 'how do we deal with this stuff' and 'how do I frame this frightening stuff for
my kids in a way that's appropriate.'
So that's this whole extra layer this year for people leading stuff for families.
And to state the obvious, there's a very high stakes election.
And on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we will be very close to the election.
Many, if not most adults, in your community likely believe that this has life or death
A lot of them likely believe that the future of our democracy depends on this election.
And in some communities, most people are going to agree on which outcome of the election
would be desirable.
In some communities, people who agree with the importance might disagree with each other
about which direction is desirable.
And so there's some particular challenges in those communities.
Just realizing that this is going to get really intense around this time of year.
And I know in 2016, I was at an outreach service that had about 4 times as many people that
were expected. There were people sitting on the floor sharing machzors, sharing prayer books
because there weren't enough for everybody because everybody was scared and everyone wanted to be
in synagogue and I think that's likely to happen this year, as well.
And that it's likely to be kind of looming in the room, affecting the emotional tone
and affecting the connotation things have for people.
So when you're doing your lesson planning or writing a sermon or thinking about what
you're going to say in the stories you tell about the readings we do on Rosh Hashana
and Yom Kippur, just think about is this going to have that kind of emotional connotation.
And if so, what do I want to do with that?
How do I handle how scared people are likely to be?
And again, this is going to be different in every community but I think it's something
to think about.
Because it's likely to be a factor. Similarly, one thing people are likely thinking
about, especially the women and the girls, especially teenage girls, is MeToo and our sort of
general, ongoing reckoning around misogyny and sexual violence and harassment against women.
Especially since some news has broken in our communities around that.
The conversation about forgiveness and teshuva and apologies can feel real different when people are
thinking about abuse and if there's parents in the room, they're likely thinking about -- some
of them are likely thinking about that, especially the women.
And if you're leading services for teenagers, a lot... some of them are likely thinking about that,
especially the girls.
And parents might also be thinking, again, like how do I keep my kids safe?
And how do I talk to my kids about this really scary thing that's happening in the world
and the way we're addressing it.
So again not saying talk about it.
Not saying don't talk about it.
I'm saying be aware of it as spiritual context that depending on the groups you work with,
may well be relevant in a way that you should think about. If you do want to talk
about it, Teaching Tolerance has some really good resources.
Another thing, especially for people leading services for teenagers or serving as youth
advisors to teenagers, is that teenagers from a lot of Jewish communities participated for the
March for Our Lives in pretty high numbers.
Which means that life or death issues might be more viscerally real to teenagers this
year than they have been in the past.
Teenagers might be thinking about this as their go-to example.
They might be thinking about voting as their go-to example.
And whether or not you go there explicitly, it'd be worth thinking about if you're
leading a discussions with teenagers and they go there, how are you going to handle it.
And how are you going to make sure that that works well within your plan.
Also, speaking of the gun issue, since many Jews are also more afraid as Jews at
the moment, like depending on where you are, again, this isn't true in every community.
but I know that some communities are getting extra security this year. And that in some
communities, there have been some pretty scary things happening.
Since people might be more afraid, they might need more reassurance that your synagogue
is a safe place.
Especially if it's unfamiliar.
So again, not saying do one thing or another.
Just saying think about it in your planning.
Because there might be ways in which it affects how to do things in your community in a way
that will work for everyone. So thinking about what's different for kids
and adults with disabilities surrounding some of these issues?
Both the things that loom particularly large this year and the themes of the holiday in general?
So the conversation about gun violence.
And again, this is really important to keep in mind if you're working with teenagers,
is that teenagers with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities may be experiencing
Parents with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities may be experiencing increased
And people who parents may also be -- who are struggling to accept their kid's disability
may be having more trouble doing so in the climate of the way that gun violence is being
Because teenagers might be hearing others speculate that the shooter must like have
a diagnosis that they also have or that people with their diagnosis are dangerous.
Like especially kids with, say, you know, autism or bipolar or who take certain medications or
who have depression.
You know, might be hearing a lot of people kind of equate them with white supremacists
who commit violence in a sort of implicit way.
And that's really hard.
Because like in reality, people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities are
not disproportionately likely to be violent.
But they are disproportionately likely to be victims of violence.
And so that would be a fact that if you're going to talk about this issue, that it would
be worth mentioning.
Because kids with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities need to know that you're not
afraid of them and that you don't want other people to be afraid of them.
Similarly, if kids who have physical disabilities are at schools -- go to schools that have
active shooter drills that aren't accessible to them, that could be really scary. They might
be thinking about things like that. Again, I don't know necessarily what it makes
sense to do about that, if anything, in your community.
Just keep it in mind.
Because if you think about how it might matter, you might find that it does.
The conversation about MeToo and gender violence can also affect kids and adults with disabilities
a bit differently.
Women with disabilities are women.
And are susceptible to all of the same things that any other women are.
And the gender power dynamics play out differently for kids with adults -- kids and adults with
disabilities because the rate of abuse is pretty high -- the rate of abuse... being the
victim of abuse is pretty high among people with disabilities regardless of gender.
So that's one way it can be different.
But also the gendered power dynamics and the gendered connotations of power can sometimes
be different for kids and adults with disabilities.
Especially people who were already disabled as children.
Because most therapists who work with children are women.
Therapy can be very psychologically invasive even if it's done
correctly but especially if it isn't.
And so for people with disabilities, the most powerful and intrusive person in life for
someone with a disability will often be a woman which can mean that conversations about
gender, consent and physical boundaries feel different for some people with disabilities.
And particularly, say if you're running a High Holy Days group for teenage girls, being aware
that an all female environment will not necessarily feel safe in the same way for girls with disabilities
is something to keep in mind. Which is not to say don't do that kind of
space because those spaces can be very valuable, but it is to say, don't say, we're all safe
here because we're women.
Because for some girls with disabilities, that might make them feel less safe.
At various points in my life, that has been a real issue for me in feminist spaces personally,
And also make sure people get that the rules about physical boundaries also apply to women.
Like don't think that it's okay to touch people. If you're a woman and you're considering touching
someone and you wouldn't think it would be okay if a man did it, don't do it.
Because consent is for everyone and boundaries are for everyone.
And again, this will not necessarily affect planning for everyone in every community.
But it's coming up commonly enough that it seems like if you're thinking about this,
think about this aspect of it.
Something that's going to be true every year and not just in the connotation of -- not
just in the context of the frightening political news and that kind of thing, is that kids with
-- kids and adults with disabilities can have a very complicated relationship to apologies
Because kids with disabilities live with the knowledge that others find them difficult.
So do adults with disabilities, for that matter.
I'm mentioning kids because most of us are probably working with kids.
But one of the fundamental things about being disabled is that people find us difficult.
People find our basic access needs difficult.
And peoples' subjective experience is often that when they need to plan to include us,
it ruins their plans.
Or when we have a need they didn't anticipate, it ruins their plans and something -- and
that's really psychologically difficult to live with as a person with a disability because
we have to manage peoples' feelings around that.
And we have to apologize to people a lot for how difficult our needs are.
And for how inconvenient it is to accommodate us.
And tactically even when people are wronging us by refusing to meet our needs, we often
learn that we have to be very apologetic in order to not make them so angry that they
won't work with us.
Which means that for kids and adults with disabilities, if you're talking about apologizing
and forgiving people, that can have some very different connotations.
It's important to be aware of that.
And in some contexts, it might be worth naming that explicitly, particularly if you're talking
to teenagers in a context where teenagers are interested in social justice, the privilege
issues around who gets an apology and who doesn't can be worth talking about.
And it can also be worth saying something like, you know, I think that we need to be
more accessible and that we make -- when we make mistakes, we should apologize more.
If you say something like that out loud in an appropriate context, it can really help
people to feel safe and welcome and like they can bring stuff to you when there's a problem.
Similarly, people who get -- nobody has perfect emotional level headedness.
When people with disabilities get angry about discrimination, they're often expected to
apologize for getting angry.
And people aren't often expected to apologize to them or fix the discrimination in the same way.
When kids with disabilities get angry about bullying, they are often told, they just don't
understand or you have to give them a chance.
So this conversation about forgiving people can have difficult connotations for people
who have learned that they're not allowed to be angry or that they're not allowed to
expect others to treat them well and not discriminate against them.
Kids with disabilities often face disproportionate pressure both to forgive others and disproportionate
pressure to apologize when they haven't done stuff wrong.
So just think about that.
Because it's -- whatever you're doing around this theme, it's going to matter in some way.
Kids with disabilities and adults with disabilities often have a different relationship to death
than other kids that are their age.
Kids with disabilities are more likely to know kids their own age who have died especially
if they're in a special education program.
Kids with progressive or potentially life threatening medical conditions usually know
this, even if their parents haven't discussed it and think they don't. So the parts of the service that
reference death may have more emotional weight for kids who know that kids can die.
And again, just think about that when you're thinking about developmental appropriateness
and what's going to be over peoples' heads and what won't.
Kids with disabilities may also have heard adults say really scary things about the future.
Kids who couldn't survive losing health care very likely know that and have heard adults
Maybe like in the presence of their parent and their senator.
Kids who would end up in institutions if they lost services most likely are aware of that.
Kids who are in danger of losing health care probably know that.
And there's been a lot of people chanting stuff on TV, like kill the bill, don't kill us.
And so when you're talking about fear and
when it's coming up in the themes of the prayer, especially for older kids and teenagers, think
about the fact that some people are experiencing more fear than others.
And some people have more to fear than others and again, I can't tell you how this will matter
in your community or whether it will affect when you're planning but when you're planning,
think about the fact that this has this connotation for some people and whether that might affect
something in the service that you're leading or helping others to lead.
From another angle, the concept of inappropriate can really complicate teshuva for disabled
people who have actually done stuff wrong.
So for instance, most autistic people need to do things that are like socially weird.
Like rocking back and forth, flapping their hands, speaking in movie quotes, talking about
the same interests. They're often told, don't do that.
That's inappropriate behavior.
People also often say, don't say an ethnic slur.
That's inappropriate behavior.
Or don't hit someone.
That's inappropriate behavior.
So when inappropriate is used to describe both like your body language and violence,
morality can get really confusing And it can be hard to realize that you've actually done
something wrong when you've been taught that your body and brain is intrinsically wrong.,
A lot of people have trouble sorting that out.
So I would encourage -- again, first of all, think about it.
Second of all, I would encourage you to use a word other than inappropriate when people
are actually doing something wrong.
Like say violent.
But inappropriate, since it means both of those things, can really make teshuva complicated
and can undermine peoples' ability to actually realize when they're doing something wrong.
Honor partial presence.
Be fully present is too much to ask in this context.
People who face access barriers often literally can't be.
And people who aren't sure they're fully welcome are often not going to be up for giving
unbounded trust. Honor what people can bring.
Don't pressure them to bring everything.
It's important for people to be able to access Jewish spaces even when they can't bring their
whole selves or their full attention.
And if somebody needs to sit on the edge of the room, they're still in the room
and that's awesome.
Safety and consent.
You know, spiritual intimacy requires consent.
Ask before touching people.
If an activity involves physical contact, include a no-contact way to participate.
Don't pressure people to share personal things they don't want to share. Don't block doors
or other places in ways that make people feel trapped.
Make sure there's an escape route.
Don't take it personally when people are unwilling or unable to do something that you think is wonderful.
Another watch your language kind of thing is be really careful about how you use the
words we, I, and they.
Don't say we unless things apply to everyone in the room who is part of your community
or you're sending a message about who you do and don't mean by we.
We're all fasting today, for instance, might not be true because some people can't fast
and they're still Jews.
Don't say they about things that apply to some people in the room.
For instance, don't say something like people with autism struggle with things that you
and I take for granted.
Assume that autistic people are in the room and part of we.
Nobody wants to come to High Holy Days as a Jew and be treated as a they. They want to
come, show up and be part of the Jewish we.
So make sure that you watch your we, I and they and if you slip up just say, oh, I shouldn't
have said we or I about that.
And just like apologize and correct yourself in the moment and if you do that, it won't be a big deal.
So in terms of the we, I, and they aspect of this, I want to talk a little about my own
experience of not fasting on Yom Kippur as a person with a disability.
I used to be able to fast.
For medical reasons, I am no longer able to fast.
And for a while, that separated me from the community.
Because I realized I implicitly kind of felt like I was doing something wrong.
So and then last year, I decided that I was not going to be discrete about it.
I was going to drink water in front of people because I didn't want to separate myself from
And it changed -- when I was going through the Al Chet, the part of the liturgy that's a long list
of sins, there are these two lines that really jumped out at me.
For the sins that we have committed willingly and for those who have committed under duress
and for those sins we have committed through food and drink. I realized that for me to
fast on Yom Kippur would be sinning through eating and drinking but I've kind of been
treating my eating and drinking as a sin I was committing under duress.
It made me realize that I think we often send the message to people with disabilities that
their bodies are like a separation from proper Jewish observance or the community.
And I'm not separating myself from Jewishness, I'm not an exception.
I'm observing properly for the way that it is appropriate for people with my kind of
body to participate Jewishly.
For people who can't fast safely, eating on Yom Kippur is a mitzvah. We should not treat
medically necessary eating and drinking as a sin committed under duress.
We shouldn't hide it and say things like everybody's fasting because
being disabled is not a sin. Our observance is observance.
We shouldn't pressure into invisibility because when you pressure people to do it out of
view to avoid making the class more difficult than others, that makes -- this
hiding has an affect on disabled experience with Yom Kippur. And is making prayer more difficult
for those who must not fast something we're able to see as a problem and hold in our community?
We shouldn't see noticing disabled peoples observance of mitzvah as a burden to bear,
we should all be in this together. And when we watch our we, I and they and plan for including
everyone and discuss things in a way that takes what everyone brings spiritually to
the table, we can be much stronger communities.
Not only can we include everyone, we can benefit from everybody.
So when I could fast, fasting made me weak, wobbly and less cognitively capable. And that opened up
certain possibilities for prayer and teshuva and I now often experience that naturally.
It occurred to me that Judaism treats those experiences as spiritually significant and
valuable to the extent that non-disabled people enter into them artificially on the holiest
day of the year.
You know, that framing is just me speaking this myself.
Not everyone sees it that way.
But I think that when we welcome people with disabilities to participate openly as ourselves
with everything we bring, we're a much stronger
community and we have things that we wouldn't have otherwise.
So I encourage you to think about the practical aspects, the sort of more conceptual thematic
aspects and what everyone can bring and how to be this big Jewish us together.
I see that we're a couple of minutes over time.
Thank you, everyone.
I will stay on for a few minutes, if anyone has questions they'd like to ask.
I'm going to unshare my slides just so I can see the . . .
So some comments.
Sammy says, my synagogue does this.
The full inclusion of people of all abilities is the core value of the Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh Jewish community.
if you need accommodations to participate meaningfully, please contact the office at
the email for the contact.
I like that language.
I would say that I think that people with and without disabilities is better than people
of all abilities just as somebody who comes from certain communities and would find that
to be a stronger statement.
But I think that that's very clear about who to contact for accommodations.
So thank you. What?
SAMMY>> We did say people with disabilities?
>> RABBI RUTI REGAN: I would say people with disabilities or people with and without disabilities
is a bit better.
>> Okay >> RABBI RUTI REGAN: Because people with all
abilities can feel a little euphemistic and also always doesn't make it clear what you're
Because sometimes it doesn't mean do you mean people who are less experienced with prayer
or less skilled?
Another thing I would suggest in these statements is it's worth including examples.
If you can include examples of some accommodations you offer.
Because then it gives people a sense of what it's okay to ask for.
That's just sort of a couple of possible ways of improving on that.
But it's a good statement.
And I like that you have clear contact information.
And Talia Johnson adds that another good way to label the bathroom is all gender.
That's a great way to label the bathroom.
Anyone else have questions or comments?
Thank you very much.
And if anyone has further questions or comments, we can be reached on Twitter or I can be reached
Thank you, everyone.