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Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.) Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching. She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:
Adar Bet 5, 5768, 3/12/2008
Acharai! That means: After me!
Let's make a deal. I won't ask you to do anything I haven't done or haven't had my husband or children do. In exchange, you don't tell me to do anything you haven't done, or you haven't had your spouse children do, if you have such family members.
My list is very simple; I'm probably leaving important things out:
Obviously, I can't demand that someone make aliyah if they've been here their entire life. Nor can I say become religious to someone who knows no other life. If someone is not in any condition to be accepted into the army, as long as you support the importance of the army for everyone. No Christian "4D."
It's absurd to give long lists of exceptions; so I won't, because most are just so obvious.
It has always been important to me to follow my ideals and dreams. I find it easier than trying to defend myself with excuses.