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The first medics course in sign language

I regularly include (see here) articles to show how important Israel regards sign language for communicating with the deaf and the hearing-impaired.  Now United Hatzalah has organized Israel’s first-ever course to teach sign language skills to volunteer United Hatzalah medics. … Continue reading

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El Al stewardess uses sign language

El Al’s Larisa Speyer studies sign language and discovered that a deaf athletic team was flying out to Taiwan. So she managed to get assigned to the flight. The deaf passengers were delighted. And if you are flying from Luton … Continue reading

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The 4 questions in Israeli sign language

Jewish Deaf Multimedia released this video of Rafael teaching how to ask the famous “Four Questions of the Passover Seder” in Israeli Sign Language. Start learning now and you’ll be able to ask “Why is this night different from all … Continue reading

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World’s first-ever e-storybooks with sign language

The new eMotion Stories digital books by Israel’s Eyal Rosenthal, with English and American Sign Language, are the world’s first interactive bilingual e-library for parents of children with hearing impairment. They include Goldilocks, Cinderella, and Three Little Pigs. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/first-ever-e-storybooks-with-sign-language/

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Learn sign language with Israeli stamps

(Thanks to Jacob Richman) The latest set of Israeli stamps includes individual images of the following words in the Israeli sign language: “Thanks”, “Goodbye”, “Kiss”, “Friendship” and “Love”. http://www.history-of-israel.co.il/stamps/index-2014.html

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Learn sign-language on-line

The Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons in Israel has launched the first online sign language 3000-word lexicon. Users enter a word in Hebrew, English, Arabic, or Russian, and immediately, a 5-second video clip opens in which a presenter … Continue reading

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Glide – the mainstream video messaging app the deaf are signing up to

Film director Jules Dameron is deaf and uses the Israeli video messaging app Glide to communicate using American Sign Language both on and off the set. Glide has really caught on amongst the deaf community, as the youtube videos in … Continue reading

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Signing the National Anthem

All the volunteer IDF soldiers with disabilities who performed in the closing ceremony for their special basic training used the deaf sign language to accompany the Israeli National Anthem – “Hatikvah”. The sign-language tutor and conductor is Yahala Lachmish, daughter … Continue reading

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Giving Arab kids the gift of hearing

Due to genetics, the Bedouin town of El Sayed, in Israel’s Negev desert, has the highest proportion of deaf people in the world. They have even developed a unique sign language. A new documentary looks at the impact of Israeli … Continue reading

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Paramedics calm blind-deaf daughter of 80-year-old patient

When United Hatzalah EMTs and paramedics arrived to revive an 80-year-old woman, her blind-deaf daughter was panicking as she didn’t know what was happening.  United Hatzalah brought in Psycho-trauma Unit responder Moshe Mizrachi to explain, using sign language and simultaneously … Continue reading

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