Braidel allows people who cannot see to experience Jewish tradition

12/3/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

An Oregon artist and Judaism scholar has created a metal Braille dreidel -- called a Braidel -- that she designed for people who cannot see. The Braidel -- which features raised Braille bumps and an associated Braidel Game -- not only make Jewish religious traditions more accessible for people with visual impairments, but they offer an opportunity for educators to discuss how different religious traditions have treated people who are disabled, artist Marsha Plafkin Hurwitz said.

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