Changing Lives Through Sign Language

In another edition of Lamplighters, Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff speaks to Gary Waleik about how he reaches out and inspires deaf Jews around the world.

In Episode 14 of Lamplighters: Stories From Chabad Emissaries On The Jewish Frontier, Lamplighters Reporter/Producer Gary Waleik presents Part 2 of the story of deaf Shliach Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff, how he’s reaching out to deaf Jews around the world, including one formerly disaffected Jew who once aspired to be a rabbi. Through his communication skills, compassion, and hard work, Soudakoff has inspired him to return to Judaism after a three-decades-long absence. 

Lamplighters: Stories From Chabad Emissaries On The Jewish Frontier is producing a series of moving, beautifully produced, sound-rich and often surprising stories of Chabad shluchim and the people they inspire in every corner of the world. 

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