Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shiloh, Still a Spiritual Center, From the Bible to Today

One of the things that has been reinforced by systematially, chapter by chapter, studying the Tanach, Bible in Matan's Al HaPerek course is that Shiloh remained a spriritual center for the Jewish People even after its destruction and King David's choice of Jerusalem as the Jewish Kingdom's Capitol.  Achiya the Shiloni, played an important role, very much like Shmuel, Samuel the Prophet had done before.

The modern town of Shiloh is located next to Tel Shiloh and many of the homes can see where the ancient Mishkan, Tabernacle stood.  Today Jews live where Biblical Jews ate of the sacrifices, because pottery chards from that time can be found.  That includes the town of Eli. Among the women who come to the monthly Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers are women from Eli who enjoy being able to see their homes from the site of the Mishkan.  You can watch and listen to Miryam Blum's explanation of the water system under Biblical Shiloh by clicking here.

On the Jewish Calendar, we're now in Kislev.  It will soon be Chanukah.  Here's the information about next month's Women's Prayers.  Following that are pictures from the recent prayers and tour of Tel Shiloh.

Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Shiur Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors
תפילת נשים
ראש חודש טבת בתל שילה
יום ג' 27-12 8:30
יהיה דבר תורה
נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

Tel Shiloh is open to visitors daily. Tours can be arranged through the office. Email  or phone 02-994-4019.

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