Tag: Synagogue Life

The Silence is Deafening

I think we have a silence problem. People seem to be afraid of total quiet. You notice it everywhere. You can't sit in a doctor's office without seeing and hearing the TV set mounted in the corner, tuned to some random daytime talk show. Of course no one is actually watching the TV; everyone is ...

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That awkward moment…

Over the years, my colleagues and I are constantly asked the question, "Why did you become a cantor?" The best response I ever heard was "So I could have awkward conversations with the person sitting next to me on the plane." It's something that I never envisioned, but whenever I'm a guest at an event, ...

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