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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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      Tishrei 4, 5771, 9/12/2010

      Back To The Real World

      May we be blessed by G-d with a wonderful New Year governed by wise leaders...

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      It doesn't look like the Arabs are preparing for peace. Does it?

      My three day news moratorium has ended.  It was so easy and pleasant to fill myself with holiness during the Rosh Hasanna + Shabbat long escape from reality. The "good news" is that we'll have these three day escapes quite a few times in the next ten years, but the "bad news" is that the rest of the world doesn't change.

      This past Friday, as good Jews all over the world were begging G-d to accept our repentance and forgive us, U. S. President Barack Hussein Obama was pounding away with his mantra that Israel must discriminate against Jews and forbid us to build in our HolyLand.  Obama's agenda is clear.  Jews must leave the Land of Jewish History, where the Bible narrative took place and give it to the very same Arabs who want to destroy us.  Hey, wake up hypocrites near and far.  That's blatant racist and religious discrimination.

      And back here, closer to home, not all Israelis had a quiet Rosh Hashannah.  Gazan Arab terrorists fired rockets into southern Israel over Rosh Hashannah.

      It doesn't look like the Arabs are preparing for peace.  Does it?