Thursday, September 13, 2012

Joining the Pilgrimage to Tel Shiloh

Last night at the (now annual?) Tfillat Chana at Shiloh HaKeduma, Ancient (Biblical) Shiloh at Tel Shiloh were innumerable, certainly thousands, of females, mostly high school students.  There were also older women of all ages from all over the country.

The Rabbanit Yemima joked that women coming before Rosh Hashannah to pray at Tel Shiloh is our response to the men who have been filling airplanes to Uman this week, so they can spend Rosh Hashannah at Rebbe Nachman's grave.

The popular speaker Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi explained why she had returned to Shiloh.  Last year she had prayed for another child, and just a couple of months ago, she gave birth to a baby boy.  So, Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi's a believer in the power of the shechina (G-d's presence) that still hovers in Tel Shiloh, where the Mishkan, Holy Tabernacle had stood almost four hundred years and the Biblical Chana had prayed.


Tel Shiloh is a large park by Israeli standards.  Going there to pray doesn't mean subjecting yourself to the crowds you'd find in the popular tombs and cemeteries like Kever Rachel.  It's possible to also arrange a tour, picnic, visit the souvineer shop and small restaurant.  For more information call 02-994-4019.

I go with friends to pray there every Rosh Chodesh.  Next Rosh Chodesh is Cheshvan:

Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
30 Tishrei 5773 8:30am
Tour of Tel & Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors
תפילת נשים
ראש חודש חשון בתל שילה
יום ג' 16-10 ל' תשרי תשע"ג 8:30
יהיה דבר תורה קצר וסיור בתל
נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

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