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The Sound of Silence

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The Sound of Silence

Silence can be the most devastating sound possible; yet at times also the most rewarding. How is your silence?

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Joan Johnson April 21, 2021

I didn’t know the part about the Rabbis being silent in the story of embarrassment. It is so hard to have the “stinky cheese touch,” when you are at the bottom of the totem pole and no one will speak to you or speak up for you for fear of their own social ostracism. Having been on both sides of that fence, my greatest regret was when I was silent and therefore complicit in another person’s suffering. I love your statement about choosing silence well. Reply

Yohanna NYC February 28, 2021

Thank you so much!
Absolutely beautiful Reply

Yosef Butscheidt Cologne, Germany February 22, 2021

Baruch HaShem! Thank you very much for this short, but deeply inspiring lesson. It sure is an everyday challenge to choose and you gave a beautiful look on the importance of silence. Reply

Jenifer Nech Houston January 24, 2021

Thank you. Yes we need to be reminded. Sometimes we just forget the importance of using silence. Reply

Rita Forbes Clinton January 20, 2021

Greetings Chaya!

Thank you for your wonderful words of wisdom! Today, it seems everyone is talking and no one is listening. Oftentimes, the appreciation of silence comes with maturity. Blessings to you, your family, and dearest grandmother. Reply

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