Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
The violent nature of the religious protests has tainted the idea of the sanctity of the Sabbath. Confronting police abusively, strewing garbage, and the very tone of coercing secular people into abiding by narrow religious rules is intrinsically unJewish and a violation of the Sabbath itself. What took the Rabbi's so long to state what should have been obvious: violent means cannot be used to explain and propagate the message of the Torah. Dignity, gentle discussions, and example would have served the religious community better.