Silence is Not the Opposite of Speech

By Sheila Peltz-Weinberg

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2008

As part of Sh'ma's ethics column, the author shares the experience of silent meditation. Choosing silence sets an intention to limit distraction and stimulation, establishing conditions to see more clearly the way our minds work, the truth of this moment of experience. As we learn to appreciate the gift of silence in our lives, however, we still violate an ethical boundary when we impose silence upon another without their consent.

Topic: Morality, Prayer, Ethics, Spirituality, Religion

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.650

Page Number(s): 20

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Peltz-Weinberg, Sheila. Silence is Not the Opposite of Speech. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2008: 20.


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