It’s not the first time that the Jewish deaf people enjoy a Purim Party in Paris. But it’s the first time that they could hear the Megillah. How is it possible? With sign-language of course!
Thanks to Rabbi Shmuel Azimov of Beth Loubavitch, 100 deaf people enjoyed a very special reading of the Megilla at Beth Chaya Mushka girls school.
While Rabbi Leizer Lubecki read the Megillah, his brother Isser Lubecki translated the entire Megillah into sign language.
Afterwards, they enjoyed a sumptuous meal prepared by Isser and his wife. They could now sit down to eat and talk – in sign language. They exchanged addresses and the children received presents for their constumes. Of course, all men and young boys put on Tefillin, some of them for the first time ever. They also received and exchanged Mishloach Manot and gave Matanot Laevionim.
A very special Purim indeed!
A Passover Seder for deaf people is being planned by the Lubeckis as well.