Deaf rabbi translates Torah into sign language | jewishnews

Israel’s only deaf rabbi is giving a hand to the hard of hearing by translating the entire Torah into sign language.

Speaking to the Jewish News from Rishon Lezion in Israel, through a sign language interpreter, Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff admits that it’s a “big responsibility” to try to make Judaism “accessible and possible” for the 15,000 Israelis who are deaf or hard of hearing and who communicate in sign language. He jokes that he “wishes he had competition!”

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