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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 21, 5770, 2/5/2010

      Learning From History



      Chamberlain's "Peace in our time" didn't protect Great Britain. Nor did American isolationism keep the United States out the war.
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      Learning From History

       

      My father is back to watching his World War Two documentaries on DVD.  He's as fascinated as if it's the first time he has seen them.  I'm horrified by the parallels I see to today's news.  It's like those books I don't finish, because I can too easily predict what dangers and predicaments the characters will get themselves into.  It all seems so obvious, but they act oblivious.

       

      I feel the same way watching the news.  How many times can our politicians make the same mistakes?  Don't they remember the previous times they tried bribing the Arab terrorists with land and privileges the results was that our security only lessened and terrorism increased?  My father has an excuse for not remembering.  Some of his brain cells have "expired."

       

      The people leading the State of Israel supposedly have all their faculties.  What's their excuse? Chamberlain's "Peace in our time" didn't protect Great Britain.  Nor did American isolationism keep the United States out the war.

       

      It's Friday afternoon, my time is short. Shabbat is approaching.  I'm glad to have Shabbat to escape a bit from This World, Olam Hazeh.

      Shabbat Shalom uMevorach
      Have a Peaceful and Blessed Shabbat