The rendition of “Sound of Silence” that will leave you completely speechless

by Chaya Cikk

The Sound of Silence, a great song that has left me speechless. It has a catchy tune and it is something quite special to listen to. The song also has a deep meaning behind it.

Sound of Silence

The original Sound of Silence was written by Simon and Garfunkel. The song was released on October 1964. Did you know it only hit the number one spot in the year 1966? This rendition is written by the Maccabeats. An amazing Jewish band formed in 2007.

Considering, that most people have a crazy busy week it is good to switch off. Enjoy the peace that is not having your phone buzz every three seconds. Everyone needs a day to clear their minds and relax. People are always distracted by certain things in life. There needs to be a day for the world to be silent. Enjoy our family and our children before they grow up, it happens fast.


Shabbat is a special day, a day like no other. Most people during the week are busy with work, we’re attached to our phones, running around to get our kids what they need, shopping and laundry and much more. The list is endless.

Furthermore, Shabbat is like a sound of Silence where we detach from the world. There are many items that Jews don’t use on Shabbat to switch off from the world. Electronics such as phones or laptops are not used. The video portrays how we are all attached during the week but on Shabbat, we detach from it all.

Finally, for many Shabbat is a time to reconnect with the family by spending time together. Enjoy each other’s company and talk to each other, an occurrence that might be rare during the week. I love Shabbat, a day of rest, a well needed day of rest for most.

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