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TorahAnytime.com has Jewish Lecture videos with Interpreter

TorahAnytimeA website called TorahAnytime.com currently lists about twenty videos of lectures by well known rabbis with an ASL interpreter.

Each video is about one hour long. You need to log in to view the videos.

Website: www.torahanytime.com
Username: sign
Password: ilovetorah.

For information: http://torahanytime.com/Rabbi/Search/index.html?lecture=sign+language&lecture_ID=

2nd Night Passover Seder in New Rochelle, NY - 4/7

Festive 2nd Night Passover Seder on Saturday, April 7th at 6:00 p.m.  TempleIsrael_NewRochelle, 1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle, NY 10804 (www.tinr.org).  Celebrate the Passover Holiday in a Reform Jewish Community with ASL interpreters.  $60 per adult/ Delicious Passover Dinner.  Contact Paul Warhit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to to RSVP.

Source: DeafNYC

Israeli and Iranian community should get along - signed video

Israel_IranMona Mehrpour signed for a video on YouTube, "We Love You - Iran & Israel".

She talks about the Israeli and Iranian community finding peace with each other.

Over 3,000 people had viewed the video in just 5 days when this article was written.

Play video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uwtEKARXlUQ

Source: YouTube

Michael Thal writes fiction book on a Deaf Musician

GoodbyeTchaikovskyMichael Thal, a Long Island, NY resident has written a novel, "Goodbye Tchaikovsky" about 12 year old David Rothman who suddenly loses his hearing.

After Rothman becomes an overnight success performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto at Symphony Hall in New York City, he is faced with the prospect of having to adapt to a new culture and language in order to survive.

"I am hard of hearing. I started losing my hearing 18 years ago," Thal explains, "It was a sudden overnight hearing loss. Six years later another overnight attack left my right ear deaf.

"The doctors at the House Clinic diagnosed my condition being caused by a virus. It's a progressive disorder that will eventually leave me completely deaf. I wear hearing aids and am close to fluent in ASL. I was bar mitzvah at Congregation B'nai Israel, a Conservative shul in Freeport, New York. I'm an active member of Temple Judea, a Reform temple in Tarzana, California.

MichaelThal"The main character in Good-Bye Tchaikovsky, David Rothman, is Jewish. In one scene he is tutored by a Deaf rabbi to prepare him for his bar mitzvah."

His 119-page book was published by Royal Fireworks Press in March 2012 and is available through rfwp.com

"I grew up in the hearing world," Thal adds, "As a child, I played the violin, went to concerts, movies, and Broadway shows. When my daughters were still in elementary school, I woke up to a profound silence caused by a virus."

He has a website at www.michaelthal.com.

Source: Michael Thal