(The title and section headings of this article are taken from the lyrics of "The Sound of Silence", a song written by Paul Simon in 1964, and performed by him and Art Garfunkel.)
1. Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
"Can you point me to rabbis or other leadership figures in the Orthodox Jewish community who have spoken or written about the moral aspects of the financial crash and the economic crisis? Is there a specifically Jewish ethical and moral response to what happened, relating also to the prominent role of Jews, including and perhaps especially observant Jews?"