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Latest JDMM Parsha video: Parshas Toldos!

ToldosThis week's parsha takes a look at the relationship between our forefather Jacob and his twin brother, Esau.

"The famous story of Jacob taking the blessing of the first-born never fails to fascinate us. But what lesson can we learn from this?"

     Video: http://www.jewishdeafmm.org/parshas-toldos

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New Language Meets New ‘Genius’

AlSayyidCarol Padden, the First Deaf MacArthur Grantee, Studies How Bedouins Use Sign Language

By Gabrielle Birkner
Published October 27, 2010, issue of November 05, 2010.
The Jewish Daily Forward

As early immigrants to what is now Israel were learning how to communicate in a revived ancient language, the hard-of-hearing among them were creating a new language altogether. Combining signs from most all of the different countries from which the Jewish populations emigrated, Israeli Sign Language began to take shape in the 1930s. Around the same time, in a small village in Israel’s Negev Desert, another sign language was forming — one that did not grow out of older, existing sign languages, but arose, organically, out of the need to communicate with four deaf children born into one Bedouin family.

Photo: Caption: Ideal Setting: In Al-Sayyid village, researcher Carol Padden (right) has ‘the rare opportunity to observe a human language almost at the start of its development.’ Photo courtesy of Carol Padden.

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Israeli Deaf Video To Increase Awareness

PayItForwardPay It Forward In Signs, a non-profit organization in Israel created to raise awareness and bridge the gap between the deaf and the hearing communities in Israel, has produced a video that can be seen at YouTube.

"Pay It Forward in Sign Language is a program that seeks the recognition of sign language as an official language in Israel, promotes equal access and opportunity for deaf citizens (including a total accessibility in public institutions) as well as the integration of deaf culture and sign language as part of the curriculum in elementary schools. This program aims at raising awareness in society in order to better integrate and empower Israeli deaf citizens in their community."

The group also has a website which can be translated into English at http://www.payitfwdisl.org.il
Its Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pay-it-forward-in-sign-language/110699218993662

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaPJcLu4UWo&feature=player_embedded

Bat mitzva bash a big, big bake

BatMitzvahBashby NJJN Staff
October 20, 2010

In celebration of her bat mitzva, Chaya Grossbaum of Livingston made a lot of dough — the flour and yeast kind — when, on Oct. 14, about 400 women and girls gathered at the Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus in Whippany for her Mega Challah Bake.

 

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