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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Shiloh's The Place to Be!

As in previous years, there will be a big festival, activities for all the family at Shiloh HaKeduma, Tel Shiloh over Succot.

It will take place, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Chol Hamo'ed Succot, September 22-24, the 18-20th of Tishrei, 5774 from 9am until 5pm.

There will be tours, street theater, crafts and more active activities. For more information call 02-994-4019. 

Just over a week later will be Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, the perfect time and place for Women's Rosh Chodesh prayers at the site of the Biblical Mishkan Tabernacle.  Yes, of course, that's at Shiloh, too.

Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
Friday, October 4, 2013
30 Tishrei 5774, 8:30am
Tour of Tel Shiloh & Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson

Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors

תפילת נשים
ראש חודש חשון בתל שילה

יום ו' 4-10 ל' תשרי תשע"ד 8:30
יהיה דבר תורה קצר וסיור בתל
 כדאי לבוא ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

You're welcome to join us.


Anonymous said...

Shalom Batya...Thank you for all your postings, i very much enjoy reading about them... wondering if you might post something along the lines of the modesty of women for Jewish women and ger women?

Being a ger...wondering what is correct for me with dress, head covering, etc?

If you have already done a post on this would love to read about it.

Batya said...

annie, nice to hear from you. As a ger, I presume you were taught by a Torah observant rabbi and community. I don't know what your story is.
So for a simple answer, I don't wear slacks. My skirts and dresses reach under my knees and sleeves at least to my elbows. And since I'm married, I cover my hair with a scarf or hat.
Maybe I'll blog about it on me-ander

Eric Wiseberg said...

Well worth visiting Shilo during
Chol Hamo'ed Succot. One can easily enter a Time Tunnel and go back in time to a street during Biblical Times when the Mikdash(Tabernacle) was in Shilo.
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Anonymous said...

Batya... So very nice for you to respond. Yes, the Rabbis we are learning from are Torah observant... And, actually no one in particular told me to start wearing dresses or skirts that are long, nor did they tell me to cover my hair...but just felt the total need to do so... Was very much wondering how the Jewish women cover your hair... is it fully, is it out a bit... or... what is acceptable? Maybe my being a ger would make the rules different? Not sure... but feeling the need to do this.. and wanted a Jewish woman's perspective on it. Thank you for maybe blogging about it also... it's a needed subject to be expounded on... do you think maybe? When more ger come to you with these questions... for our dress codes also... we can know what is expected of us also from HaShem.... to be an Eishel Chayal also...as a ger. Thank you vewry much Batya...

annie *;-)

Batya said...

Eric, thanks, so nice to hear from you!!

annie, hair-covering is for married women. The styles more depend on where you live and can be very creative according to your taste and occupation.
Once someone converts, as long as the conversion was sincere and not with an anti-Jewish agenda, then they are Jews. The conversion status isn't to be publicized by others.
Where do you live?

Anonymous said...

Batya... living in Pacific Northwest of United States.

Batya said...

annie, you can email me at shilohmuse at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you....