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Review of "Was Yosef on the Spectrum," by Samuel J. Levine

Majia Nedesan
2020 Canadian Journal of Disability Studies  
Samuel Levine's Was Yosef on the Spectrum: Understanding Joseph Through Tora, Midrash, and Classical Jewish Sources argues that Joseph, son of Jacob and Rachel from the Book of Genesis, was possibly autistic. Diagnosing people retrospectively as autistic raises complex "hermeneutic" or interpretive questions, including the possibility that our selective readings and attributions of recorded histories reveal more about our current concerns than past realities.
doi:10.15353/cjds.v9i1.601 fatcat:vcqf44p2jvcxnd65nz6fhfqaxa