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. ...
Our three week marathon of Jewish Holidays has almost ended. Soon it will quiet down. When I was an English Teacher, this was the most serious part of the school year, until Chanukah. G-d willing, we'll be blessed with rain, whether we deserve it or not. I write much more frequently on Shiloh Musings and me-ander; please visit. You may find those blogs more enjoyable and entertaining than this one. And check out the comments which are very different from the ones here.
Really Surreal, Facts and Fiction in The Holyland
I just came back from a lovely few hours at Tel Shiloh. There were totally peaceful and enjoyable activities for the entire family. You wouldn't have believed that international politicians, diplomats and the media are raising a storm about our living in our historic and holy Land. It sure seemed quiet and relaxing here.
All this talk about "the talks" is just causing the Arabs to feel that it's in their best interest to attack Jewish Israelis. That's because they're afraid that if Israel hands their home to Arab rule, G-d forbid, they'll be in trouble if they don't have proof that they didn't cooperate with Israel. And the best method for guaranteeing their "life insurance" is to attack innocent Israeli Jews.
Life was a lot more peaceful prior to all these peace talks. "Peace" is very dangerous to our health and survival. That's because the stuff that's being marketed to us isn't real peace. It's a dangerous placebo.