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:
Greetings from Shiloh as the Chanukah Holiday gets closer. Did you know that some of the battles between the Maccabees and the Greeks took place right near Shiloh? Yes, it's true. It's nothing new for our enemies to want our Land.
Read more about life here in Shiloh on my other blogs, Shiloh Musings and me-ander, which are updated much more frequently than this one.
Next week will already be be Chanukah. And before the eight day holiday of Chanukah has ended, there will be Rosh Chodesh Tevet, the beginning of the Jewish Month of Tevet. I have my plans set, bli neder, G-d willing, I'll be celebrating at Tel Shiloh. For the past few years, I work my schedule around Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Tel Shiloh.
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02-994-4019. It's a lovely place to visit, tour and pray, too, of course. There's a snack place, and food and tours can be arranged for groups and events. Make a day of it.
Well, here's another example to be added to the list, right under "the history of the Palestinian sic people."
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it..."Joseph Goebbels.
OK, Barry Obama, I'm willing to call your bluff! It's obvious that you have some new Jewish speech-writers on your staff, but a speech is just a speech. It's also obvious that you've been taking lessons in public speaking, since you sound much less wooden than you did previously. But, again, a speech is just a speech, and I know that you didn't write it; just like you didn't write any of your speeches. You're campaigning and you're fund-raising. You want Jewish support, so you've brought new people onto your staff to train/coach you in how to speak to Jews.
Here's the entire speech:
Whoever the new speech-writers are, they're good. But it's just words, and I don't trust them, because the truth is that Obama's uncompromising support for the Arab Pseudostinians aka Palestinians sic is the most dangerous thing for Israeli security. Those Arabs aren't shy about telling the truth.