Category Archives: Quiet & Rupture

Noise & Quiet

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
January 12, 2015

We have more stimuli than ever. According to the Wall Street Journal, Americans between the ages of 18-24 check their smart phones 53 times a day. How can we pause to think and reflect when there is an incessant flood of emails, text messages, and non-stop social media? Scientists have proposed a name for one More »


Be Still, and Know that I Am God (Psalm 46:10)

Rabbi Alon C Ferency
January 5, 2015

We live in a world starring extroverts: outgoing, gregarious, opinionated types are the ones who make a stir, succeed in job interviews, and win political campaigns.  Even synagogues are run by dog-rabbis, rather than cat-rabbis.  The success of the mega-church movement is predicated on a culture of welcoming, in-your-face friendliness, and ubiquitous “greeters.”  In fact, More »