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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 23, 5769, 5/17/2009

      Now's The Time

      It's human nature to put things off.  Thank G-d, we're not in charge of things. G-d created us a world with a clock, always ticking.  It never needs winding up or new batteries.  It began before man was created.  We just hop on for our מאה עשרים me'ah esrim, one-hundred and twenty years.  Do we just want to fiddle?

      I'm glad that my husband and I made aliyah young, just weeks after our wedding.  It would only have gotten harder if we had delayed it.  You may rightly complain that I toot my horn a bit too much.

      And if you're already in Israel, maybe you're looking for something special?

      Next Sunday, May 24, is Rosh Chodesh Sivan, and we'll be having our monthly Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh.  G-d willing, we'll be there at 9:30am.


      You can visit Tel Shiloh other times.  For more information email telshilo@gmail.com

      And if you're looking for something to do indoors, to stay out of the heat, or snow if you're in Calgary, read the latest Havel Havelim, the weekly "magazine" of posts from Jewish Bloggers.  It can also be found here.