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Fifty years ago, one of our favorite artists wrote a powerful, enduring, and almost prophetic song about, in the words of Art Garfunkel, “the inability of people to communicate with each other.” Simon and Garfunkel’s classic “Sound of Silence” is more relevant than ever in the age of social media, the 24-hour news cycle, and ubiquitous devices.
We would argue that perhaps our friends at Jew in the City used our cover to portray a more positive angle: despite our seeming addicion, we all have the ability to turn off our phones and connect with our friends and family, or maybe even just spend some quality time with ourselves. Indeed, Shabbat is a particularly auspicious time for this and we feel fortunate to have this “time-out” built into the rhythm of our lives.
DWe think Jew in the City did a great job on the visuals and story for this video and if you enjoyed the music don’t forget to grab the single:
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