Howard Feldman | Step away from the noise, and use silence to heal

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There is growing evidence and concern that the next "pandemic" will be a mental health one. And that the worst is still to come. Howard Feldman, a practicing Jew, outlines what lessons he hopes to take from this year's Yom Kippur. 

For 25 hours starting on Wednesday evening members of the Jewish faith will observe Yom Kippur. It is considered the holiest day of the Jewish calendar and is a solemn day that demands abstention from eating or drinking, from wearing leather and further demands prayer and introspection.

It is a challenging day on all accounts, and even more so when the silence of our phones and of increasingly busy lives forces us to confront the year that was. Confront it without the crutches of distraction that we have come to rely on. 

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