Posts Tagged ‘ deaf jewish culture ’

Hard to Hear

March 22, 2012
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“Being the hearing child of deaf parents,” says stand-up comic Moshe Kasher in his new memoir, Kasher in the Rye, “is a membership card to a very elite club. To other deaf people, we aren’t ‘hearing.’ We’re family.” Kasher’s parents, both deaf, met one year at the Deaf Olympics (yes, there is such a thing).…

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“Shema” for Deaf People

October 24, 2011
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The Shema is the most important six-word liturgical formula in Judaism–”Hear o Israel, the Lord is our God,…

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