Friday, October 22, 2010

OU's Women's Trip to Israel Ignores Shiloh

The OU is offering a special tour to Israel this winter, specially for women.  Now considering the theme I was sure that they'd be bringing the women to a site which should be number one, numero uno, for every self-respecting proud Jewish woman.  That's Shiloh, of course, where Chana's way of praying became the model of Jewish Prayer for all time.

I quickly checked the itinerary so I could mark the date and try to meet them. 

But for some strange reason, they won't be in the Shiloh area at all.

Jewish Prayer is based on how Chana prayed for a son who would serve the Jewish People.

In today's difficult times, it seems so obvious to me that we need to emulate Chana, not only to pray but to be willing to think of the Jewish People first and not out own personal, selfish needs.

Just a reminder, there will be Rosh Chodesh Kislev Prayers for Women at Tel Shiloh.  Please let others know.
Sunday, November 7 · 9:30am - 10:30am
תפילת נשים בתל שילה
There will also be a Dvar Torah
ראש חודש כסלו
תל שילה
יום א' ל' חשון
7-11 9:30
יהיה דבר תורה, בע"ה
נא לפסם ולהזמין נשים


Pesky Settler said...

So where will they be going?

Batya said...

I embedded the itinerary, or hope I did. They'll be in Jerusalem, Hebron, Kever Rachel and other places but not the Shomron at all.

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

My mother went on a women's Aish mission a few years ago, but I think they spent most of their time in Yerushalayim learning. So if the purpose is mostly to study, then maybe they're not seeing the sights so much?

Thanks for the reminder about Chana. One simple tefillah, and Hashem rewarded her so greatly...

Batya said...

Jennifer, did you read the itinerary? They are doing a lot of touring.

Hadassa said...

Have previous OU trips gone/will future trips go to the Binyamin/Shomron region? The OU probably tries to vary itineraries so that the participants don't see the same places (except for the biggies, e.g. Jerusalem) too many times.

Batya said...

I remember OU rabbis coming here over 20 years ago, but nothing recent.