Deaf in Israel

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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Deaf in Israel use the Israeli sign language. A few interpreters for the Deaf use American or Russian sign language as there are many immigrants in Israel who would not understand the Israeli one. Few Israelis speak American Sign Language well.

Regarding Deaf education in Israel, oral methods are used as well as sign language. Cochlear implants are used which are electronic and enable the Deaf person to hear sounds better. These have become well liked in Israel.

The Deaf in Israel are equal to others by law. They have access to higher education but first must be permitted by the Ministry of Health. Finding work can be difficult for them though.

In marriage, the Deaf in Israel must check with the rabbi first before being allowed to marry, that everything is satisfactory. Deaf people can divorce but if a man becomes Deaf after marriage he may not be allowed to divorce.

Regarding conversion to Judaism, the Deaf must be checked by the rabbis first to see if the conversion will be allowed. There are several Associations in Israel who help the Deaf with their different needs.

Prayer Points

Pray that the deaf in Israel will come to Jesus Christ who does not restrict them
coming to Him.
Pray that deaf interpreters who are Christians will help lead them to Salvation.
Pray that the Israeli deaf like other Jews will read Psalm 22, Isaiah 53 and the New Testament and come to Salvation through this.

Scripture Prayers for the Deaf in Israel.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Pronunciation def
Population this Country 18,000
Population all Countries 49,091,000
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916
Country Israel
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Israel
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language:  Israeli Sign Language

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2020)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Text / Printed Matter Door International
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.04 %
Ethnic Religions
75.40 %
0.00 %
16.70 %
3.81 %
Other / Small
2.05 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Rodasmith - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more