First Hebrew Braille Text Published in United States
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First Hebrew Braille Text Published in United States

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The first Hebrew textbook in Braille for blind persons who read English was published here today by the Jewish Braille Institute of America. The two-volume text, “Hebrew Self-Taught,” was written by Zevi and Ben-Ami Scharfstein.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund