New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...
There's lots more to read on Shiloh Musings and me-ander. You may like my latest "Biblical commentary" comparing Moses and Samuel on leadership or my wondering what's in store for Haiti.
Here's one of my latest picture posts, concentrating on something neither pleasant nor safe:
Blight on the Landscape
These pictures aren't posted to show the beauty of the Land of Israel. They're up on the blog to show you how man, Israel's politicians, have damaged our land, sovereignty and security by constructing this farce of a "security wall."
I took these pictures traveling from Shiloh to Jerusalem. The wall doesn't give security. It's actually riddled with holes in convenient places, so the Arabs can get where they want by foot and donkey. Israel's security authorities know this. It has even been broadcast on Israeli television.
Besides that, there isn't a budget to repair the normal "wear and tear." Obviously some contractors got very rich building this structure.
G-d willing, some day, we will all celebrate the ripping down of this wall, just like the celebrations of the destruction of the Berlin Wall.