Friday, January 13, 2012

The Sounds of Shabbos Echoes Simon and Garfunkel's 1964 Hit Song


Sounds of Silence is the song that propelled the 1960s folk music duo Simon & Garfunkel to popularity. It was written in February 1964 by Paul Simon in the aftermath of the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. In the U.S., it was the duo's second most popular hit after Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Now, along comes a group called Jewbilation with a new set of lyrics to the Simon song. Titled The Sounds of Shabbos, it conveys the calm and serene effect of Shabbat arriving every week, and the role it plays in uniting all elements of the Jewish nation.

Here's the video, followed by the original sung by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Enjoy and Shabbat Shalom!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)


(A tip of the kippah to Linda Englander for calling our attention to this video.)