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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:
When I take groups to Tel Shiloh and remind them that Shiloh was the Capitol City of the Jewish People for 369 years, I wonder with them how we managed to stay in touch, communicate. There were no telephones, internet etc. It's not like today, not at all when we're in instant contact with others and anyone can be part of the international media. I consider my other blogs, Shiloh Musings and me-ander to be my own newspapers/magazines.
I'm my own boss and can write in any genre I choose. The downside is that I don't get paid, though some bloggers do make money from their blogging.
Before I forget, I'd just like to remind you that Shabbat and Sunday are Rosh Chodesh (the beginning of the Jewish Month) of Tammuz. Tel Shiloh is the perfect place for Women's Prayers.
Shiloh is where Chana prayed and the Jewish Laws of Prayer are derived from how she prayed.
Tel Shiloh is open for visitors. For more information email@example.com 02-994-4019
Now, for the main attraction:
Considering that I had to stop doing needlepoint when flying, and even the legality of my innocent crochet hook has been questioned, what's so outrageous about Israel inspecting ships loaded with supplies to the terror "entity" adjacent? Call us paranoid if you like, but we do have enemies who want to destroy our country and have been practicing by terrorizing our civilians. And don't forget that armed mercenaries were found on the faux-peace flotilla. Do Gazans really need those knives?
Strange timing, just a short while ago a couple of fellas from New Jersey were arrested at JFK International Airport before they had a chance "join an Islamic terrorist group in Somalia and plot attacks against American troops abroad..."
That clear hypocrisy, "different rules for different folks" makes it very clear to me that we don't have to pay attention to any foreigners. Israel must do what's best for the citizens of Israel, plain and simple.