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Remembrance of the Victims

Remembrance

27 Jan 2014
European Union of the Deaf

Today, (27 January) is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, which was declared in 2005 by the United Nations (UN). However, in Germany it is also the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of National Socialism, declared nationwide in 1996 based on the anniversary of the day of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Red Army in the last year of the Second World War.

Photo:Link to website with video.

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Putting the Mitzvah in Bar Mitzvah

PuttingMitzvah

the algemeiner
January 9, 2014 12:05 pm

JNS.org – It’s 9:30 a.m. on a sunny Monday morning in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Two large groups of revelers almost collide in the alley leading to the main square.

Photo: Rabbi Chanoch Yeres, director of the Deaf Programming Division of International Young Israel Movement (IYIM), leads a 2013 bar mitzvah for 63 deaf and hard of hearing children. Photo: Judy Lash Balint.

Both groups are accompanied by a clarinetist and a drummer belting out traditional “simcha” tunes, and in the middle of both are 13-year old boys dancing with beaming grandmas and uncles under a small chuppah as they make their way under the stone arches from the Western Wall.

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The Russian Jewish Deaf Experience - Winter 2014by Jewish Deaf Camp

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