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Jew in the City Presents “The Sound of Silence” feat. The Maccabeats


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In a world obsessed with devices, it occurred to me that we are living in an age where silence dominates many situations. Silence between couples, silence between families, silence everywhere you turn as people tap, tap, tap on their devices. What an isolating existence.

But what if there was an antidote to silence? What if one day a week, people could put away phones, tablets and computers and actually see each other and communicate and laugh and live?

There is such a day. It is called Shabbos.

Music: The Maccabeats
Director of Photography: Elliot Gabor
Executive Producer: Seth Feldman
Associate Producer: Sara Levine
Candlesticks: Hazorfim
Makeup: Louise Lerman

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  1. Thank you for sharing this! Just an FYI, the link to their website isn’t working. It should point here: http://www.maccabeats.com/

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Allison Josephs

Allison is the Founder and Director of Jew in the City. Please find her full bio here.

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