Matan Al Haperek program.
She then said something I didn't hear clearly, and suddenly everyone was pointing to me. She asked me if I was "Batya," and when I replied "yes" she told me her name, and she didn't really need to tell me whose mother she is. I guessed it as she said it!
Her son had been in the Yeshivat Hesder Shiloh twenty-eight years earlier, when I worked as the English Public Relations staff. That year there were three American boys who didn't know enough Hebrew to fit into the regular yeshiva studies, and there wasn't a real program for them. They ended up spending a lot of time with me and became regular Shabbat guests in my home.
Of the three, one has been in real contact with us over the close to three decades. He paid a shiva call after my mother's funeral, and his daughter even recently spent Shabbat with us. There's another one I've been in much less contact, but I know where he lives. The woman's son is the one I've been least in contact with, so I was really overjoyed that she found me. The night before when she had spoken to her son he gave her orders:
BTY, since we're mentioning Rosh Chodesh at Tel Shiloh, here's the news for next month.
ראש חודש שבט בתל שילה
יום ה' 2-1 א' שבט תשע"ד 8:30
יהיה דבר תורה קצר וסיור בתל
כדאי לבוא ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות
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