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Jewish Braille Institute Establishes Special Department for Hebrew, Yiddish Literature

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A special department for the development of Hebrew and Yiddish Braille literature is being established by the Jewish Braille Institute of America, it was announced today by Leopold Dubov, executive vice-president of the organization. Dr. Michael Geffner will be in charge of the new department.

“A good deal of pioneer work in Hebrew and Yiddish Braille, “Mr. Dubov said, “has already been done by the Institute, particularly its five-year project of the entire Hebrew Scriptures in Braille.” The new department, he said, will develop this work more extensively-including the so-called “Talking Book” in Hebrew and Yiddish. The Yiddish “Talking Book” is greatly needed by the adult Yiddish-speaking blind who, losing their sight in later life, are too old to learn Braille, he said.

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