J.t.a. News to Be Presented to Blind by Jewish Braille Institute
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J.t.a. News to Be Presented to Blind by Jewish Braille Institute

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Sightless persons throughout the world, including many who are non-Jewish, will receive tomorrow a special Passover edition of the Jewish Braille Review in which, for the first time, excerpts of news from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Daily News Bulletin have been included, according to an announcement here today by Jacob Freid, executive director of the Jewish Braille Institute of America, which has its headquarters in New York.

Following the Passover issue, Mr. Freid said the monthly Jewish Braille Review will contain, in each issue, a round-up of Jewish news from all parts of the world, culled from the daily issues of the JTA Daily News Bulletin.

The Jewish Braille Review, Mr. Freid explained, is a monthly magazine of religious, cultural and intellectual writings, believed to be the only publication of its kind in the world. Its readers include 1,800 blind in the United States, Canada, Israel and 28 other countries around the globe. Fully one-third of the readers, he said, are not Jewish.

“The remarkable development that led us to reprint the JTA Daily News Bulletin in Braille, ” said the executive, “is that there has been an increasing demand from our readers all over the world for precisely that material. They want Jewish news, whether they are Jewish or not. There is no anti-Semitism whatever among the blind, anywhere in the world. We started the use of JTA news in our Passover issue, and will continue using it every month. “

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