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To Publish First Orthodox Jewish Prayer Book in Braille

Plans for publication of the first Orthodox Jewish Prayer book in Braille were approved today by 700 delegates at the 36th annual national convention of the Women’s Branch of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

The plan was presented by Mrs. Isidor Freedman of New York City, chairman for the project, who said the Prayer book would be published in cooperation with the Jewish Braille Society. She said the two-volume Prayer book would be published in a first edition of 400 copies, explaining that a Women’s Branch survey had indicated requests for more than 350 such Prayer books for traditionalist Jews who are blind. The Prayer-books will be published in about a year, she said.