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ISSUE NO. 156  -  TEVAT-SHEVAT 5775   -   JANUARY 2015

Israeli production called TWO WORLDS

Jill and Amnon Damti, dancers and artists

Two Worlds tells the story of the convergence of the deaf and hearing worlds, through Jill and Amnon Damti, two amazing dancers and artists. Amnon Damti is considered one of the leading DEAF DANCERS in the world today as well as a gifted choreographer. Jill Damti, Amnon’s wife incorporates not just dance into their performance, but helps the audience experience and embrace points of inflection between the deaf and hearing worlds through narrative as well as interaction.

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Israeli crime syndicate uses deaf people as pawns

Photo: Deaf people are being conned into fundraising at cafes, restaurants and bars. They get only a fraction of donations, with the bulk going to the crime syndicates. Photo by David Bachar

Photo: Deaf people are being conned into fundraising at cafes, restaurants and bars. They get only a fraction of donations, with the bulk going to the crime syndicates. Photo by David Bachar

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40 Years Later: How the Chanukah Menorah Made Its Way to the Public Sphere

Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, right, in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia at the lighting of the very first public menorah in 1974. With him were yeshivah students who helped build it from scratch. (Photo: Lubavitcher Center)

Photo: Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, right, in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia at the lighting of the very first public menorah in 1974. With him were yeshivah students who helped build it from scratch. (Photo: Lubavitcher Center)

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Deaf Rabbi Busier Than Ever With Chanukah Plans

Chabad rabbi Yeshoshua Soudakoff

Photo: Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff worked to organize and oversee the first public Chanukah menorah-lighting ceremony last year at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., attended by about 100 students, faculty and community members.

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This Month's Video

Published on Dec 17, 2014Unveiling De'VIA menorah and artwork statement

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