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Tuesday, 15 Tishri, 5782
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The Deaf Speak Out

In a frank monologue, Lubavitch bochur Yehoshua Soudakoff tells Ami Magazine what it's really like to be Jewish and deaf. Plus: Do's and Don't's when interacting with the deaf. Full Story

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BEST OF LUCK IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVORS
April 5, 2013 2:19 pm

Just because you are deaf-or whatever else you may have that the Jewish community doesn’t want to accept, doesn’t make you any less Jewish or less of a person.

A YND almuni
April 5, 2013 10:44 am

Go yehoshua!

Yehoshua is awesome
April 5, 2013 12:51 am

Avner 😉

Friends up north
April 4, 2013 8:35 pm

Love the pics, yehoshua! and machayil el chayil! hatzlacha in everything!!

wow
April 4, 2013 4:39 pm

wow, yasher koach yohoshua!
im sorry u had to suffer so much.
ppl should really b more sensative,
ur so inspiring,

Wow
April 4, 2013 4:11 pm

This man is incredible. Much luck and success!!

Wow!
April 4, 2013 3:28 pm

A very special bachur!!

Wow!
April 4, 2013 12:24 pm

So inspiring!

wow!
April 4, 2013 10:03 am

really incredible and inspiring!

amazing!!!
April 4, 2013 8:18 am

so inspiring!
moshiach should come and you will be among the hearing people!

to 13
April 4, 2013 8:05 am

Excelent articles by Yehoshua and Zissy in Ami, indeed! Kudos to COL for posting it and may Hashem unite us all–the Deaf and the hearing.

WOW!
April 4, 2013 2:09 am

Very appropriate for the end of Pesach — Not only did this beautiful young man go out of his own meitzarim, he is showing *us* how to break out of our self-imposed limitations, i.e. to interact with deaf Jews we meet in the future. Bravo!

to 11
April 4, 2013 12:05 am

Actually it was AMI.
Nu nu.

go shua
April 3, 2013 11:51 pm

from brazil

Baltimore
April 3, 2013 10:44 pm

Very gutsy of this young man and kudos to Mishpacha for running it.

I've never met you but..
April 3, 2013 9:57 pm

…I make sure to click on articles about you whenever I see something. I really commend the work you are doing and admire your determination and accomplishments. I am on shlichus and while I have not met a Jewish deaf person yet, I am so grateful that I have somewhere to direct them if and when I meet someone.

Nice
April 3, 2013 9:36 pm

Interesting and beautiful read. I hope to learn ASL–I find it fascinating.

Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto alumn
April 3, 2013 8:57 pm

He is an incredible person and has done so much good. Everyone can learn from him and his avodas hakodesh. Do something to help out the cause!

wowwww :)
April 3, 2013 8:43 pm

really really amazing!!!!!

I dont know him personally
April 3, 2013 8:36 pm

But the work that he does around our community in long island is amazing

Ysher koach!!
April 3, 2013 7:35 pm

I loved reading your article, its really interrsting to Hear from a deaf person how You feel, And what to do And not to do even if the dos And dont were pretty much obvious to me.
Congratulations on your decision to spread up yddishkeit!! Hatzlocha in this great shlichus!!

!!!!!!!!!
April 3, 2013 7:14 pm

go shua !!!!!!!!!!!!

Rishe
April 3, 2013 7:13 pm

Yehoshua, I love your lesson. You are a living example of that beautiful attitude. Such strength!

Tucson fam
April 3, 2013 4:23 pm

Go Shua!!

Amazing!
April 3, 2013 4:07 pm

Go Yehoshua!

from venezuela ;)!

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