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October 02, 1992 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-10-02

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ewish tradition maintains that cause, or express our yearnings, be-
the Torah is a message from fore the Creator of the Universe?
God to humanity. But if all that
Authentic speech is not the pronun-
mattered was heeding God's ciation of words. Authentic speech is
word, we could have been cre- expressing truth and passion through
ated with ears and without words. That is why, so often, the deep-
mouths — made only to listen.
est speech requires accurate speech,
From the first, however, we have not authentic speech. If you wish the
struggled with speech. Part of that salt, you need only enunciate the prop-
struggle is to find a way to speak to er words. But tell someone else of your
God. What words can advance our love, and the words alone will not car-

The Sound
Of Silence

On Yom Kippur,
our prayers
seek the
truth
that lies
between
words and
silence.

Li, DAVID J. WOLPE

Special to The Jewish News

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Art By Mark
Podwal,
reprinted from

A Book Of
Hebrew
Letters.

published by-
Jason Aronson
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