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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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      Shevat 26, 5769, 2/20/2009

      End of the Suspense, Sort Of

      Does This Make You Feel Better?

      It’s Final: Peres Entrusts Netanyahu with Forming a Government
      And we also must pray that G-d will gift our political leaders with wisdom.

      Honestly, I don't. I don't want Bibi as Centrist.

      I don't want Left nor Center as Israeli Prime Minister. I don't want the incompetent opportunists in Kadima either.

      I wish that the National Union had gotten lots more seats, so that Bibi would really need them. As is Moledet's Uri Bank just missed getting in. Ketzeleh campaigned well, but will he be effective as an MK?

      Ketzeleh signed an agreement that if he's a minister he'd resign from the Knesset to give Bank the seat. That would be great, because it would increase the power of Ichud Le'umi.

      It's minutes to Shabbat.

      We must pray for rain.

      And we also must pray that G-d will gift our political leaders with wisdom.