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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:
Jerusalem is preparing for the running of the lightrail downtown. This week, I felt like part of history by riding a bus on Jaffa Street. Yes, as usual, I do blog a lot on Shiloh Musings and me-ander, and of course you're invited to visit and comment on those blogs.Arab neighborhoods considered dangerous for ordinary Jewish Israelis, I've been saying:
"They planned it as if it was in Arizona, like the Phoenix lightrail."
Did I give Arizona an "eyin haraa," evil eye, like a jinx? The Tucson, AZ terror attacker murdered a little girl who was davka born on 9-11, the date of America's largest terrorist attack. If that had been the plot of a book, nobody would have accepted it.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, whose Jewishness is not accepted by mainstream Torah Judaism, may have been targeted because of her Jewish identity. There's no proof that Jared Loughner shot her for that reason, mainly because he has not been cooperating with the authorities and hasn't revealed his motivation. Everything so far is guess-work.
hat tip: IMRA
If we're going to defeat terrorism of all stripes, we must open our eyes and take off the gloves. They won't be destroyed by Lala Left sweetness. They consider their enemies weak jokes and they're right about it. We must fight force with force.