Hamas War

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Rosh Chodesh Elul 5782 Women's Prayers

This year's Rosh Chodesh Elul is a two day affair, but since the first day is this upcoming Shabbat, our plans are to meet at Tel Shiloh, Shiloh Hakeduma, on Sunday the 1st of Elul, August 28th, 8:30am.

ראש חודש אלול תפילת נשים
שילה הקדומה
יום א' , א' אלול 28\08\2022 ב8:30

I suggest you plan on spending a few hours there after the Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers, since there's so much to do. Even if you've been at Tel Shiloh before, you'll find new things, since there are a few teams of archeologists working and discovering...

For more information contact the Tel Shiloh office 02-5789122 or visit@telshilo.org.il.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Big Question-- Which Party Should I Vote For?

 Simply put:

The politicians I want to see in the Knesset and even better in the next government aren't running on the same party list.

At this point, I don't know for which party I'll vote vote.

There are still two and a half months until the next Israeli Elections. That should give me time to decide Gd willing.

Am I the only one in such a quandary?

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Deja Vu, Yes, Again

The State of Israel, various governments including Bibi Netanyahu have established a dangerous custom of stopping wars before we've won them.

The State of Israel, various governments including Bibi Netanyahu have established a dangerous custom of warning our enemy civilians before we attack their buildings.

The State of Israel, various governments including Bibi Netanyahu have established a dangerous custom of telling our enemies when we're ready for a ceasefire.

That's why:

  • our civilians suffer rocket attacks from the Gaza terrorists pretty much every year
  • our enemies aren't afraid of us
  • we never manage to actually win. It's the loser who's supposed to ask for a ceasefire, but we keep rushing to do it.
I'm sick of this. Aren't you?  This is so deja vu.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Kenes Shiloh 2022, Better Than Ever

I've included a selection of photos in no particular order.

There was  wealth of talks this past Sunday at the 11th Kenes Shiloh at Shiloh Hakeduma, Ancient Shiloh, the location of the Biblical Tabernacle. 

I particularly enjoyed the Biblical ones, since my "chevruta," the Bible study group I'm in has been learning Jeremiah, which was mentioned by some of the speakers. In Jeremiah the destruction is mentioned as a given, though there is nothing written about such an event prior. Good question.

The archeology section of the talks concentrated on new discoveries highlighting Scott Stripling, who was finally able to bring his professionally skilled volunteers for a dig and our home-grown archeologist Reut Leviatan Ben-Arye. 

In the "basilica," there was an exhibit celebrating one hundred years since the Danish expedition to Shiloh, the first modern dig here.

Shiloh Hakeduma, Ancient Shiloh is open weekdays, and I highly recommend visiting. There's lots to see and do. It can also be reached by public transportation, a short walk from the Shiloh Junction. Contact Phone: 02-5789122, Fax: 02-9948011 or visit@telshilo.org.il.


Scott Stripling

Reut Leviatan Ben-Arye