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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:
Tishrei 16, 5770, 10/4/2009
Since my flight schedule was changed, I made it to the beginning of this year's Hike the Land in Memory of Avihu Keinan, HaYa"D, a Shiloh boy killed by Arab terrorists. He was in the IDF, a soldier who excelled and taught hand-to-hand combat. But he didn't have a chance, because his officers planned an action to minimize injury of Arab civilians at the expense of our Jewish Israeli soldiers.
Moshe, Avihu's father, vowed to march to Jerusalem and protest outside the Presidnt's Residence. We did that during Chol Hamoed (the intermediate days of) Succot, and since then, every Succot we march from Shiloh.
For the first few years, we marched to Jerusalem, but the past few years, we marched in the vicinity of Shiloh. These are all pictures I photographed from the beginning of this year's march.
G-d willing, next year, the Moshiach will be here, and we'll all celebrate together with Avihu and all the other victims of Arab terrorism and those dead from other causes.