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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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      Cheshvan 16, 5772, 11/13/2011

      Opting Out, The Yitzchak Rabin Memorial Hate-Fest


      Have a good week, no a better week.  Last week was very tragic for the Jewish People.  Read more on Shiloh Musings and me-ander, including my memorial of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.

      Opting Out, The Yitzchak Rabin Memorial Hate-Fest

      One of the best things about my recent work schedule, night shift, has been missing the Israeli television news.  This is the season when hate, sinat chinam, baseless hatred against other Jews, is celebrated by the media, politicians and public figures.

      Yitzchak Rabin memorial at Jerusalem Municipality

      There are so many theories based on fact and fiction about the killing of Yitzchak Rabin, it's hard to know exactly what happened.  There are more holes in the official judicial conviction of Yigal Amir than in Swiss Cheese a fishing net.

      Rabin's killing has replaced Chaim Alosoroff's, Dir Yassin, King David Hotel bombing etc to incite Jew against Jew

      I pray for true peace and the cessation of this hatred.  I demand that the Left do the חשבון נפש Cheshbon Nefesh, Accounting of the Soul, to see the true source of hatred, how David Ben-Gurion could have had no compunctions about ordering Yitzchak Rabin to lead the attack against the Jews bringing weapons on the Altalena to free Jerusalem from the Arabs.  Yes, Rabin attacked innocent Jews.  That his memory is being used to incite against Jews is a tragedy, because nothing was learned from the earlier tragedies brought to you/us by the Israel Left.