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Reflections on a pioneering dad

BrodySLPublished: Sunday, June 17, 2012, 9:20 AM
By Bob Brody
Guest Blogger/For NJ.com

The baby who became my father was born almost completely deaf, able to discern only about 10 percent of all sounds. Early on, he had a hard time understanding anyone who talked to him, and equal difficulty making himself understood.

In the face of a society that often regarded the deaf largely as dumb, several physicians misdiagnosed him as mentally disabled. That was how the world generally saw deaf people. His hearing loss frustrated everyone he knew, most of all himself.

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Spurred by a Torah portion, Alexis Kashar is breaking down barriers for deaf Jews

AlexisKashar_JTBy Lisa Keys · June 13, 2012
JTA

NEW YORK (JTA) -- It was an ancient sentence -- a fragment, really -- that changed everything for Alexis Kashar.

An attorney specializing in special education and disability rights, she has successfully argued high-profile litigations, including one against Los Angeles County for not making highway call boxes accessible to people with disabilities.

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Temple Beth Solomon's Sisterhood Celebrates 50th

Sisterhood1The Sisterhood at Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf (TBS) in Northridge, CA celebrated its Golden Jubilee (50th year) on April 22, 2012.

 


Photo: Co-chairs: Elaine Aikins, Carol Trachtenberg, Sisterhood President, Adele Podolsky (middle0.

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