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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Prayers, Rosh Chodesh Nissan, Searching for The Past at Tel Shiloh, Shiloh HaKeduma

I was thinking about writing about Israel's possible new coalition government, what I think of PM Binyamin Netanyahu and the chutzpadik new political power Yair Lapid, but Arlene Kushner says it so well that I suggest you read her article aptly titled Outrage.

Here in the Holy Land, there's one month in the Jewish Calendar that typifies "spring" as the poets would describe it, and that's the month of Nissan, miracles and the holiday of Passover, Pesach.  As has been my practice for quite a few years, I go to pray at Shiloh HaKeduma, Tel Shiloh, the site where the Biblical Mishkan, Tabernacle rested/was located for 369 years after the Exodus from Egypt, from the time of Joshua until the death of Eli the High Priest.  For almost four centuries, Shiloh was the religious and administrative Capital of the Jewish People/Nation.



Recently, archaeologists have been back to Tel Shiloh looking for ancient treasures and secrets to show what life had been like in Biblical times when Jewish pilgrims came to Shiloh to pray.





I've made it my custom to come to Tel Shiloh, which is just a short distance from my home, every Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of the Jewish Month, to pray with other women.

Next Rosh Chodesh, Iyyar, we will be there again, G-d willing.

Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar
Thursday, April 11, 2013
1 Iyyar 5773 8:30am
Tour of Tel & Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors

תפילת נשים
ראש חודש אייר בתל שילה

יום ה' 11-4 א' אייר תשע"ג 8:30
יהיה דבר תורה קצר וסיור בתל
נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות
 



And don't forget that the Tel Shiloh, aka Shiloh HaKedumah is open for visitors six days a week. For information call 02-994-4019.

3 comments:

Sammy Finkelman said...

I would like to find the copper basin and water container - "et Hakiyor V'et Kano - made from the mirrors that the women near the Ohel Moed had. It wouldn't have been burnt nor did it go with the aron. Maybe you should go look for it?

Batya said...

Sammy, I'm sure they're looking. It's not my department, sorry.

Ariela Butler said...

Sammy archaeology is not piecemeal like that. You can't just go look for something. It has to have context, like anything that is hidden and found. So have context it must be a systematic search, planned out and even. If it can be found it would need to be in the right location and context to be considered legitimate, otherwise it could have come from anywhere. Can't just go digging around:)