“2020 has been a particularly difficult year for the deaf and hearing-impaired population," said the International Young Israel Movement director.
Her shiva was conducted over Zoom, with family and friends from as far afield as Canada, Brazil and Israel sharing stories about Barat’s colorful and friendly spirit.
The bat mitzvah, held in the Shfela foothills on Thursday night, was the daughter of a wealthy businessman, and included many Israeli celebrities who took to the stage.
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