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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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      Adar 16, 5771, 2/20/2011

      Different Cultures, Different Values

      It's not racism to state that Muslim Arabs embrace a culture very different from the "western" one
      Again, I'll begin with an invitation to women to celebrate Rosh Chodesh at Tel Shiloh:

      Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh

      Rosh Chodesh Adar II

      Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:30am

      Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson

      Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors

       תפילת נשים ראש חודש אדר ב' בתל שילה

       יום א' 6-3 9:30

       יהיה דבר תורה קצר

      נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות


      I post much more frequently on Shiloh Musings and me-ander. You may enjoy my photo-post on Mount Zion, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva. There's also my latest sighting and filming of Jerusalem's lightrail in action.

      Here's something new, not very PC at all:

      Different Cultures, Different Values

      • Right and wrong are taught. 
      • Right and wrong differ from culture to culture.

      What's known as "western," Jewish-Christian culture would never accept or encourage kamikazi pilots, suicide terrorism or self-immolation (burning oneself to death.)

      It's not racism to state that Muslim Arabs embrace a culture very different from the "western" one.  That's a good reason for Israel to stop negotiating "peace" with the Arabs, because the Arab concepts of "peace" and "negotiations" are fatally and inherently different from ours.

      The recent rape of journalist Lara Logan is a case in point.  Just now, as I was googling for news articles about it, I was disappointed that most were from the non-conventional news sites and blogs, not the large mainstream ones.  That means that the big newspapers and news sites have been playing down the attack.  I found an article in the New York Post, because it was mentioned some place else.  Why has the rape been downplayed?  I guess it's just not PC to say that Muslim Arab mobs unapologetically do things considered immoral and unthinkable elsewhere.

      I've said many times that I'm a pragmatist.  That puts me on the ideological Right.  I'm a realist.  That reminds me of some very wise words from MK Dr. Arieh Eldad, MD, Ha'Ichud Le'umi, National Union.  He has stated that it must be remembered that there are many scientists, those who deal with real logic on the Right.  They can't pretend; they must see things as they are.

      Yes, as I've been saying, all these riots in Muslim Arab countries endanger world peace, and the fact that United States President Barack Hussein Obama finds these riots encouraging and supports them should frighten the "western world."