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Audio: Batya Medad: Living in Shiloh -- Musings and Memories

Batya Medad: Musings and Memories. Popular blogger and mom to 5 shares life experiences in Shiloh.
6/14/2012, 1:03 PM

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Batya Medad grew up in a non-affiliated Jewish home. When she was a teen, her father forced her to go to a meeting for the youth group NCSY. She became an active member, and participated in local and national activities of the group. On a Shabbaton in which she intended to flaunt her irreligiosity, she was moved and inspired by the Havdalah ceremony, and to her parents' chagrin, made a long-lasting decision to become observant. Batya married and made Aliyah at a young age, and shares her reasons for the decision to move to Israel sight-unseen. Now living in the community of Shiloh, Batya has not stopped being involved.

She organizes a weekly women's tour group of Tel Shiloh, the site of the Tabernacle, writes two blogs and a weekly magazine column, gives dieting support, runs the Kosher Carnival blog and e-zine, and works at a clothing store which caters to Jews and Arabs. Her story is fascinating, but her sweet personality, peppered with humor, steals the show.

To read Batya's blogs, visit: or Tune in to a delightful show!

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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