The Numbers Game

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
I am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren, since 1981, having come on Aliyah in 1970. I have served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh. I was a parliamentary aide for Geula Cohen and two other MKs, an advisor to a Minister, vice-chairman and executive director of Israel's Media Watch and currently, am Information and Content Resource coordinator for the Begin Heritage Center.

The Islamists, the rioters under the guidance of Sheikh Ra'as Salah, those who would deny Jews rights of freedom of access and worship through violence, now banned from Jerusalem for 180 days and no closer than 30 kilometers, have a new symbol - four upraised fingers.

It may be signifying the four colors of the flag of their nationalism.

In any case. they remind us that we, too, have symbols.

We have 3 Patriarchs, 4 Matriarchs, 10 Commandments, 13 Principles of Faith and many others.

And 1 homeland.

May the coming New Year bless us with achievement, with spiritual enrichment, with security and with success in all our personal and national endeavors.