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      A Unique Perspective by Batya Medad of Shiloh
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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:

      Shiloh Musings



      Iyar 18, 5768, 5/23/2008

      Getting Ready For Jerusalem Day

      Jerusalem is a lot more than golden lights at the kotel.
      Shabbat Shalom U'Mevorach

      Sorry about the blur, but the bus wouldn't stop for me as I photographed the first of the Jerusalem trains. I hope they're moving us commuters before they need to be replaced.

      When I first came to Jerusalem, almost 40 years ago, vehicles were rare and pedestrians ruled. Now...

      Have a Peaceful and Blessed Shabbat
      But, still, the streets of Jerusalem are the best theater.

      Shabbat Shalom U'Mevorach

      Have a Peaceful and Blessed Shabbat