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Miriam Hearing Sister

A Memoir

By Miriam Zadek
Foreword by Philip W. Bravin
Categories: Jewish Studies

Miriam Zadek shares her story in this memoir that documents her experiences growing up in a New York Jewish family with both deaf and hearing members from the 1930s through World War II and beyond. Her ...

Let’s Go In

My Journey to a University Presidency

By T. Alan Hurwitz
Foreword by Albert J. Simone
Categories: Jewish Studies

Alan Hurwitz ascended the ranks of academia to become the president of not one, but two, universities—National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology and Gallaudet University. ...

Surviving in Silence

A Deaf Boy in the Holocaust, The Harry I. Dunai Story

First Edition

Izrael Zachariah Deutsch was born on March 15, 1934, in Komjata, Czechoslovakia. The second youngest child, Izrael lived a bucolic existence with nine brothers and sisters on a farm, differing from them ...

And No Birds Sing

Originally published in 1931, this memoir offers an unflinching look at the life of a deaf woman struggling with poverty and isolation in the bohemian enclave of Greenwich Village. In harrowing yet lyrical ...

Judaism and Disability

Portrayals in Ancient Texts from the Tanach through the Bavli

The Jewish religion owns a virtually uninterrupted record of scripture and commentary dating back to 1,000 B.C.E. (B.C.), portions of which allow the new book Judaism and Disability: Portrayals in Ancient ...

In Silence

Growing Up Hearing in a Deaf World

At last, Ruth Sidranksy’s groundbreaking book In Silence: Growing Up Hearing in a Deaf World is back in print. Her account of growing up as the hearing daughter of deaf Jewish parents in the Bronx and ...