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ISSUE NO. 154  -  CHESHVAN - KISLEV 5775   -   NOVEMBER 2014

BTD hosts Annual Melava Malka - NYC

 BTD hosts Annual Melava Malka - NYC

Beth Torah of the Deaf in Yew York City is hosting its 38th Annual Melava Malka on December 6th at Yeshiva Ohr Shraga Veretzky Hall in Brooklyn.

Phil Jacobs will be Guest Speaker and Samuel & Rachel Landau will be Guest of Honor.

A Buffet and Chinese Auction will be part of the festivities.

For information, RVSP by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source: Beth Torah of the Deaf Facebook page

Translating the Mysterious Sound of the Shofar for Deaf Congregants

Translating the Mysterious Sound of the Shofar for Deaf Congregants

Posted October 3, 2014 by Shara Morris and Jen Rice

This weekend marks the culmination of the Days of Awe, a time of intense soul-searching that began with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Jewish communities gather to listen to the trumpet-like blast of the shofar, a ram’s horn, to wake themselves up to the hopes and possibilities of a new year.

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Sign language has its own intonations

 Sign Language has its own intonations

Posted on 23 October 2014
San Diego Jewish World

HAIFA, Israel (Press Release)–Like the intonation of individual spoken languages, sign languages also have their own unique “sound,” and, as with spoken languages, the intonation of one community’s language is different from that of another community, according to a new study at the University of Haifa. “Our discovery that sign languages also have unique intonation patterns once again demonstrates that sign languages share many central properties with spoken languages. It turns out that intonation is an essential component of any human language, including languages without sound,” explained Prof. Wendy Sandler, who led the study.

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This Month's Video

Rabbi Darby Jared Leigh explains how he translates the shema into American Sign Language and teaches his ASL version....

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