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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:
Adar 28, 5771, 3/4/2011
Before I start on my latest post, just to remind you that this coming Sunday and Monday are Rosh Chodesh (beginning of Jewish Month) Adar 2.
Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Adar II
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors
ראש חודש אדר ב' בתל שילה
יום א' 6-3
יהיה דבר תורה קצר
נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות
I post much more frequently and on a wider variety of topics on my other blogs, Shiloh Musings and me-ander. For instance, read a mother's perspective on sports, winning and losing.
And here's an observation on human nature:abuse many Afghan women suffer from their husbands and in-laws even in New York City. One line really explained it well:
Honestly, why would anyone think that just by changing one's place of residence, their behavior, cultural norms would change, too?
But much more quietly, a culture of domestic violence — not only by husbands but also by husbands’ families — has followed Afghan immigrants to destinations like New York, where women’s advocates say they are now discovering just how widespread the problem is.
I kept thinking of all the misguided policies of western governments, political scientists, philosophers, the media and la la Leftists who insist that by calling a country a "democracy" and instituting a system of elections, human rights abuses and totalitarian policies will just disappear. And even worse, why do they insist that Israel will be "secure" with a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State in our Land.
It doesn't matter what pretty words U.S. President Obama, former U.K. Prime Minister Blair, Israeli la la Leftists, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, international diplomats media etc say, because the Arabs don't deny that their aim is the destruction of the State of Israel, G-d forbid!
Calling these Arab terrorist leaders and supporters president, generals and parliamentarians won't change them one iota.
Just like the Afghan families in New York who physically and mentally abuse the women who marry in, as they remember as acceptable in Afghanistan, giving the Arab terrorists a state will only make it easier for them to terrorize us and worse, may G-d protect us.
May G-d grant wisdom to our leaders, so they will lead us in the right direction.
Shabbat Shalom u'Mevorach
May You Have a Peaceful and Blessed Sabbath