Monday, February 27, 2023
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
It's said that the month of Adar increases joy. One can look at it as the tail end of winter, and we're very ready for the warmth of spring and tapering off of rain. There's also the fact that the Purim holiday is in the middle of Adar, and it celebrates Gd's love for the Jewish People, His miracles against all odds, even in the Diaspora.
Rosh Chodesh Adar 5783 (2023) is actually two days, the 30th of Shevat and the 1st of Adar. Our Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Tel Shiloh will, Gd willing, be Tuesday February 21, 2023, 8:30am.
תפילת נשים ראש חודש אדר בע"ה יהיה יום ג' 21\02\2023 ל' שבט תשפ"ג ב8:30 בשילה הקדומה
You're invited to join us. There's also a lot to see and do in Tel Shiloh where the Biblical Tabernacle was located for close to four hundred 400 years. For more information contact Shiloh Hakeduma 02-5789122, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Jerusalem Botanical Gardens with Chug Ayelet of Amit Women. Some of the women there I'd known for decades, since my teens and others I met for the first time. I'm embarrassed to admit that it was my first first real visit to the botanical gardens. I had once, close to twenty years ago, eaten in the Caffit restaurant there, but that was it.
My return home ended up very complicated because of the antidemocracy demonstrations which caused havoc in most of Jerusalem. Bus lines were suddenly cancelled and changed. When I got to a stop for a familiar bus, people told me not to wait, since the line wasn't running, and I began wandering around trying to get to the lightrail to get to my bus stop going home. A young man took pity and escorted me part of the way. Then after two short bus rides which were interspersed with a very long walk, I made it to Givat Hatachmoshet, Ammunition Hill, the first stop of my bus to Shiloh. But according to the official time table, I'd have a very long wait. Just as I made peace with the realization that that I'd have to go to the cityline and tremp hitchhike home...
All's Well That Ends Well
Thursday, February 02, 2023
Charred: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery by G.P. Gottlieb is a rather contemporary mystery. It takes place when COVID reigned, and people had to deal with lockdowns and more. Kids were being schooled by computer screens, and the Whipped and Sipped Café couldn't let customers inside to eat. Food and drinks had to be ordered online or by phone and delivered to their customers waiting outside the door.