Chana Widawski

from “Deaf Jewish Women Make Themselves Heard”

In the magazine’s ongoing commitment to the narratives of often marginalized women, in their own words, a special section on being deaf, Jewish and female introduced women leaders in the Deaf community, the need for signing at all Jewish events, and a surprising bias in the academy. [Spring 2012] 

Three women highlight dynamics experienced by deaf Jews, often marginalized by religious practice and by the inaccessibility of Jewish functions.

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