In an age where everyone is constantly connected to the Internet—to the extent that now some speak of “smartphone addiction”—Ephraim Mirvis, chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, argues that traditional Sabbath observance provides the perfect antidote. (Interview by John Bingham).
The Power of the Sabbath in the Age of the Smartphone
Hamas Returns to Its Cycle of Extortion
Last week, Hamas resumed launching explosives attached to balloons and kites into Israel, one of which landed in the southern town of Arad. The IDF responded with airstrikes, and the terrorist group first test-fired a barrage of missile into the Mediterranean and then fired a missile at an Israeli town—provoking further counterstrikes. Why disturb the peace now? Because, writes Yoav Limor, the monthly aid Hamas receives from Qatar is set to expire next month: