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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:

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      Cheshvan 14, 5769, 11/12/2008

      Election Sins

      How many forests were destroyed to get Nir Barkat elected as Jerusalem's Mayor?

      OK, I admit that he isn't the only guilty party.  It's the system, the method.  So much paper is wasted during elections.

      It's not just in Jerusalem, or just in Israel.

      Do people really read all those flyers and posters?  I'm just curious.  What does convince people to vote and for whom to vote?