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The Fragrance of The Shechina

By Batya Medad
8/21/2009, 12:00 AM

I'm having trouble deciding between my two most recent posts on Shiloh Musings.  I'll have to decide by the time I finish the next sentence. You may also like me-ander, my blog which deals with more of the personal and less politics. OK, Shabbat's aproaching, time for the great decision... Just like in a "beauty contest, the runner-up is announced before the winner... That means that you'll have to click No Confidence, No Charisma to read it.

 

The Fragrance of The Shechina

This morning, the first day of the Jewish Month of Elul, I joined other women for a calm and leisurely Prayer and Psalm session at Tel Shiloh. We all felt the Shechina, G-'d's presence, as we prayed to G-d, possibly, in the very same area the Biblical Chana did thousands of years ago. What a contrast to the stressful, crowd-filled Kever Rachel, Rachel's Tomb, which is strangled by concrete and bars. That's one of the reasons I began inviting women to come to Shiloh on Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of each Jewish Month. Tel Shiloh is open for visitors everyday but Shabbat and Jewish Holidays. Tours may be arranged. For more information email telshilo@gmail.com or call 02-994-4019. If you'd like to join my Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayer Group, please email me, shilohmuse at gmail dot com