Say Little, Do Much

Say Little, Do Much: The Sounds of Silence

By RABBI JOSEPH H. PROUSER 

Silence is not always golden. The Talmud observes, Shtikah K’Hoda’ah: “Silence is tantamount to assent” (Bava Metzia 37B). We are taught this principle as young children. If a classmate is being bullied, if a friend is being excluded, and we do not object, we are...
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Say Little, Do Much: A New Beginning

By RABBI JOSEPH H. PROUSER

“Kol Hatchalot Kashot,” say the Sages: “All new beginnings are difficult” (see Mechilta d’Rabbi Yishmael, Rashi, etc.).  A long popular Israeli song, written by Nisan Friedman, takes this Rabbinic adage as its title and refrain. This truth is never so evident as with the onset of...
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