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ISRAEL AGREES TO PRAYER AT THE WESTERN WALL PLAZA









Israel government has made an exception in the case of the Western Wall and has allowed there to be three prayers a day at the Western Wall Plaza, in accordance with regulations of the Health Ministry.  These prayer services will be broadcast live for the benefit of the public. Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, expressed his appreciation to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri for his involvement in allowing these prayers to continue.

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LOCAL NEWS

ISRAEL ELECTION: NETANYAHU RIVAL GANTZ ‘AGREES EMERGENCY
UNITY GOVERNMENT’









Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival has reportedly agreed to join a unity government, ending a year of political deadlock. Benny Gantz's surprise election as speaker of parliament on Thursday paved the way for the deal. He will stay in the role until he is named foreign minister, Israeli media report, and will then take over the premiership in September 2021.  Mr Gantz had refused to serve under Mr Netanyahu because he is facing trial.

RABBI'S CORNER


HOW CAN WE SAY "SHEHECHEYANU" AT THIS TIME?

By RABBI DR. RAYMOND APPLE


How can we begin Pesach this year with the "Shehecheyanu" blessing? Things are gloomy and it's hard to rejoice. But if we accentuate the positive, our debits have not overwhelmed our credits. There are three things that "Shehecheyanu" tells us:
1. "[G-d] has kept us in life". His greatest gift is life. We can smell the fresh air, enjoy the trees and flowers, know how blessed we are in those we love. We rejoice in His (and our) miracles, not least the medical profession who watch over us on [G-d]'s behalf. Sometimes like Jonah we want to give up on everything, but we wake up the next morning and know that there are wonderful things to enjoy and good deeds to do.

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THE SEPARATION: KOSHER

FOR PESACH

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In a household where Orthodox rules are followed, the separation of Passover from the rest of the year is even more notable than the separation of Shabbat from the rest of the week.  For Passover, the entire household is purified. The dwelling is truly made kosher for Pesach.  Such a household will usually possess a totally separate supply of Passover dishware and utensils, and not one of these articles may come into contact with anything used during the rest of the year.

  

                      12-18 Nisan, 5780   UPDATED: NEXT EDITION 06/08/20  April 6-12, 2020 -- THE JEWISH OBSERVER, LOS ANGELES--634th Web Ed.\

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