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      by Batya Medad
      A Unique Perspective by Batya Medad of Shiloh
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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 20, 5771, 9/28/2010

      Really Surreal, Facts and Fiction in The Holyland

      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.