She asked me if I drive here at night.
"We don't have a car."She was also surprised when I said that we're a half hour from Petach Tikva; actually, she was shocked.
"Then how do you manage? I saw that the supermarket is miles away." Apparently she was referring the the Rami Levi she passed in Sha'ar Binyamin.
"We have two green grocers, an enormous supermarket-size grocery store, so well-run that both Eli and Ofra begged the owner to run theirs. So, it's a chain of three stores. We also have a clothing/toy store, two clinics and a local school to the Eighth Grade."
"Do you have any other synagogues?"
"Yes, in this building there's also a Yemenite minyan. Down the street there's a "chassidishe" minyan, where people like to start later, and they always have a big kiddush. There's the yeshiva, and a bit down the hill there's the Eidot Mizrach North African Sefardic synagogue. And in the middle there's the famous Mishkan Tabernacle shul."
"I guess I'll have to look at a map when I get home."She had asked if young couples move to Shiloh, and I had replied that we're very conveniently located in the center of the country. Considering that we're just under half an hour to the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood of Jerusalem and a half hour to Tzomet (Junction) Yarkon, Petach Tikva-Hod Hasharon, it's clear that Shiloh isn't just a distant suburb of Jerusalem. Shiloh is a very convenient and pleasant place to live.