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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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      Kislev 3, 5772, 11/29/2011

      If Not in Shiloh, Then Never in Tel Aviv


      Thank G-d for the rain, and let's pray that we have more, lots more, but not a flood.  We're already in the Jewish Month of Kislev, and my friends and I celebrated Rosh Chodesh (the first of the Jewish Month) at Tel Shiloh.

      Next month's Rosh Chodesh Prayers:

      Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh Rosh Chodesh Tevet

      Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:30am

      Shiur Torah, Short Torah Lesson

      Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors

      תפילת נשים ראש חודש טבת בתל שילה

      יום ג' 27-12 8:30

      יהיה דבר תורה

      נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

      Tel Shiloh is open to visitors daily. Tours can be arranged through the office. Email office@telshilo.org.il or phone 02-994-4019.

      You can read more of my articles on Shiloh Musings and me-ander.  I recommend your reading and sharing the latest Kosher Cooking Carnival.

      And now for the "main course:"

      Building in The Land of Israel, If Not in Shiloh, Then Never in Tel Aviv

      Tel Aviv is the Israel Leftist Capitol of the State of Israel.  Especially the Israeli radical extremist Left choke over the fact that Ben Gurion chose traditional Biblical Jerusalem over the Modern Zionist invention, Tel Aviv.

      Factually, actually today's Israeli radical extreme loony Leftists still refuse to believe that the true "parents" of their beloved Tel Aviv are Shiloh, Hebron and Jerusalem.  Three parents may seem a bit much, but we're talking history, not biology.  The modern State of Israel is descended from the Bible, and the Jewish Nation had its first capital in Shiloh.  After that for seven years, King David ruled from Hebron and after that he brought his government/monarchy to Jerusalem.  These three cities give the modern state legitimacy.  Three is an important number for stability.  Commentary Magazine has an interesting article about the Israeli Left, worth reading.

      Appease aka Peace sic Now is upset that the Israeli Government has approved building homes for Jews in Shiloh.  These building plots were actually allocated for building a very long time ago, but actual building is recent.  I see things rather simply, and from now on I think that our response to anybody who denies our Jewish right to be/live in places like Shiloh should be:

      "So you believe in apartheid.  You believe in discriminating against Jews.  That's what you're promoting by banning Jews from living here.  You're a racist."

      That's the truth.  All those Leftists, Liberals with a capital "L" are just racists and must be confronted with the plain and honest truth. Here are a few pictures of some recent building here in Shiloh.  Enjoy!