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WOMEN OF THE WALL TO PRAY AT KOTEL ROSH HODESH TAMMUZ






JERUSALEM -- This Tuesday, June 23, Rosh Hodesh Tammuz, marks three years since the Kotel Agreement was cancelled. Women of the Wall are still hopeful for its implementation and refuse to give up on this plan. They are heading to the Kotel plaza at 7 am to hold Rosh Hodesh prayers. With all of the Covid-19 restrictions in place, WOW will hold prayer service according to regulations.

RABBI'S CORNER


         THE CLEVER CRITIC


By DR. RAYMOND APPLE

One of the leading lessons of the Torah comes in this week’s reading, which is the story of Korach the rebel.

You can quote the rabbis and say with a poetic flourish, "Korach pike'ach" – Korach was a clever man, and so he really was. His arguments against Moses sound so logical and watertight, and it is only when you think things out properly that you see what a danger he was.

He used (or misused) both logic and law. He quoted democracy, saying that it was the people in whom authority rested, and Moses had imposed himself upon them (Num. 16:3).

He tried halachah: he said (mocking the law of tzitzit) that if your whole garment was blue why should you talk about inserting a thread of blue into the corners; he said (mocking the law of mezuzah) that if a building was full of holy books why should you need a few verses in a mezuzah on the doorpost.

ISRAEL, ANNEXATION AND THE WEST BANK EXPLAINED

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JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is planning to effectively annex parts of the occupied West Bank in what would be a major - and highly controversial - act.


What is the West Bank? It is a chunk of land located - as the name suggests - on the west bank of the River Jordan and bounded by Israel to the north, west and south. To its east lies Jordan.


The West Bank has been occupied by Israel since the 1967 Middle East war, but decades of difficult on-off talks between Israel and the Palestinians - both of whom assert rights there - have left its final status unresolved.

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GOV. NEWSOM PREPARES MEALS AT SACRAMENTO RESTAURANT AS PART OF GREAT PLATES DELIVERED PROGRAM









      Gov. Gavin Newsom pitches in to

help serve seniors


Over 1.5 million meals delivered to date to help older Californians and others stay safe during the pandemic

SACRAMENTO – First-in-the-nation program supports thousands of restaurant jobs across the state thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who recently visited Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine in Sacramento and helped prepare meals for Great Plates Delivered, a first-in-the-nation program that partners with local businesses to deliver nutritious meals to older Californians and other adults at high risk from COVID-19.

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ISRAEL'S WEST BANK ANNEXATION PLAN CONDEMNED BY UN EXPERTS










Almost 50 UN human rights experts have condemned Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, calling it a "vision of a 21st Century apartheid".  Such a move would violate international law and leave what would amount to "a Palestinian Bantustan", they warned.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says in July he may start the process of applying Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley. Such a move was effectively green-lighted by Donald Trump's peace plan.


Mr Trump's Vision for Peace, released in January, also envisages a Palestinian state in the remaining 70% of the West Bank, all of Gaza, and with its capital on the fringes of East Jerusalem.

30 Sivan-6 Tammuz, 5780                                     June 22-28, 2020 -- THE JEWISH OBSERVER, LOS ANGELES--637th Web Ed.