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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers, Not a Minyan

A few days ago a neighbor, a male, asked me if my Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh, uses a Torah Scroll for the traditional Rosh Chodesh Torah reading.
"No," I replied. "We don't do the faux men's style doveing."
He seemed surprised or was it disappointed, especially when he asked if we were interested in doing it. Again I said no and told him that it was enough for us to sing Hallel aloud together.  A few years ago, someone (not from the area of Shiloh) said she wouldn't go, because she does not approve of women's prayer groups. So I told her that we don't do that sort of prayers. It's individual prayers with the exception of the Hallel.

We pray more like the Biblical Chana/Hannah who prayed on her own directly to Gd. But we are there as a group. It means a lot to us to be together and to pray in the holy site where the Tabernacle, the predecessor of the Holy Temple stood for almost four hundred years.

The upcoming Rosh Chodesh Kislev is this coming Friday. Join us if you can.

Women's Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Friday November 13, 2015
1st of Kislev, 5776, 8:30am
Hallel and Musaf for Rosh Chodesh
Tour of Tel Shiloh
Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors
תפילת נשים ראש חודש כסלו בשילה הקדומה, תל שילה
יום ו' 13-11  א' כסלוי, תשע"ו 8:30
הלל ומוסף לראש חודש
יהיה דבר תורה קצר וסיור בתל
כדאי לבוא ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

Please save the date and let others know. Join our facebook group for more updates. And remember that there are many other things to do at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh. It's open to visitors six days a week. For more information call  02-994-4019.

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