Has modern life made it more difficult to pray with concentration and devotion? Maybe; but great ancient rabbis wrestled with the same problem.
The Challenge of Prayer
The U.S. Has Managed to Force a Stalemate in the Syrian Civil War, at Least for Now
In a little remarked-upon statement in May, James Jeffrey, the State Department’s envoy for Syria policy, said that his goal was to turn the war-torn country into “a quagmire for the Russians.” By using economic leverage, this policy has achieved modest success, writes Jonathan Spyer: