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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

This blog has been quiet, because I haven't been home.  I was in America where the biggest news was cruelty to children, not that it doesn't happen in all countries. I even got to see some of G-d's wonders, the Grand Canyon and Sedona, but I didn't feel the holiness of Shiloh. As you can easily guess, I've written lots more on Shiloh Musings and me-ander. Here's today's message:

Rosh Chodesh Av, August 1, Good Time to Pray

The Jewish Month of Elul, the month before Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur is traditionally to time for reflection, repentance, tshuva, but when you think about it, that should begin a month earlier, on the first of the month of Av.

This year it falls on August 1.

Av is a time of mourning the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple.  Chazal, our sages tell us that the cause was the bad relations between fellow Jews.  Because of this we enter a period of mourning from the 17th of Tamuz until the 10th of Av.  It becomes most intense from the first of Av until the 9th.

For the past few years I've been inviting women to join me for Rosh Chodesh Prayers in Tel Shiloh.  Shiloh is a traditional place for prayers.  The Holy Tabernacle was located there for 369 years.  It's where Biblical Chana successfully prayed for a son.

Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh

Rosh Chodesh Av

Monday, August 1, 2011 9:30am

Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson ...

Please come, and invite family, friends and neighbors

 תפילת נשים

 ראש חודש אב בתל שילה

 יום ב' 1-8 9:30

יהיה דבר תורה קצר

נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות