Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mark Your Calendar, Rosh Chodesh Iyar

Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Iyar
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors
תפילת נשים
ראש חודש איר בתל שילה
יום ה' 5-5 9:30
יהיה דבר תורה קצר
נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

Shiloh is one of the holiest places in the Land of Israel, actually in the enitre world.  It was the home of G-d for centuries, before the building of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.  Rosh Chodesh, the first of the month according to the Jewish Calendar, is a special Holiday for Women. Celebrate it in Shiloh. 

I've been making a point of praying at Tel Shiloh every Rosh Chodesh for the past few years.  I feel that doing it has brought me to a much higher spiritual level.  Join us...


Anonymous said...

and its where joshua allocated the tribes' areas in the land of israel.

Batya said...

Yes, 7 of the tribes, like 7 families reestablished Shiloh in January, 1978

yoni said...

beyond regular "k'dushat ha'aretz", is there any rabbinical source in modern judaism of any kind ascribing any special holiness to shilo? i've seen the opposite point presented, never the one you seem to be making. i'm on your side, but which side are the rabbis on? any source material would be appreciated.

an obvious question would be, why are giv'on and beit shemesh and giv'at yearim etc, or the various spots in sinai and eretz yisrael where the tabernacle was set up not also given any special holiness, if shilo is? or maybe, they are?

i understand that the mishkan rested here longer than the other places, and underwent some kind of "transformation" here, becoming a "semi-permanent" structure. do our rabbis recognize these facts, or any others pertaining to shilo, as conferring a special holiness to the site itself?

since you seem to be speaking in the name of orthodox judaism, i'd be very interested (and happy) to see how you are right. thanks in advance.

Batya said...

The Tabernacle was here for 369 years according to most experts. Try to think of some modern structure of similar age.

I can't give you chapter and verse, but there are sources which say that the ketoret fragrance remains in Shiloh. No doubt there still is a holiness.

yoni said...

extra credit: do you know, or have any theories about why yehoshua bin nun picked this spot? it wasn't exactly democratic, or commanded by god, you know. :)

Unknown said...

"there are sources which say that the ketoret fragrance remains in Shiloh. No doubt there still is a holiness."

yes i'm familiar with these sources. kedusha/holiness is a different matter. please.

yoni said...

"Try to think of some modern structure of similar age."

oh, you make me laugh. :) any "modern structure" wouldn't, by definition, be of "a similar age". but there are many, many structures that still exist in this modern world of much greater age. most of them aren't considered "holy" by anyone other than archaeologists and architects. :)

Batya said...

modern=still standing after over 300 years

Look at a map. Shiloh is the center of the Land of Israel.