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Opinion: Implementing a historic mandate for deaf Jews


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/health/article/opinion_implementing_a_historic_mandate_for_deaf_jews_20110627

The Conservative movement, through its Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, has taken a historic step in acknowledging that deaf and hard-of-hearing people are entitled to stand with the Jewish community as equals. Not only did the law committee vote to recognize the users of sign language as equals, it also issued a mandate, or teshuvah, that synagogues and organizations must strive to be accessible to all.

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