Baile Rochel!

Who's Baile Rochel, you may be wondering.  Well, she's me.  That's the "Jewish name" I was given as a baby.  Besides being called Baile in Oakland Jewish Center, Bayside, NY, Hebrew School, I've never used the name in public.  When I became a Zionist in Betar, I called myself Batya, the name a substitute Hebrew School teacher suggested as more suitable for "Beth" than Baile.

A few years after we moved to Shiloh, I found this comic "voice" and named her "Baile Rochel."  My Baile Rochel column was a popular feature in Counterpoint, a pro-Jews in YESHA newspaper which was edited by Rachel Katzman and my husband, Yisrael Medad.

I was known as the "Erma Bombeck of Judea/Samaria."



  • Baile Rochel's Back!



  • Got That Rhythm!



  • Pesach Cleaning



  • Hey, Diddle Diddle



  • Thank G-d I'm Not a Washing Machine



  • Israeli Campfires and My Girl Scout Badge



  • The Little Darlings



  • Technology



  • I'm Embarrassed to Admit This…



  • Super Simple and Almost Healthy Sufganiyot



  • Staying Calm



  • Can't Remember Exactly



  • The "Big 6" & The "Big S"



  • Back from the Trenches!



  • ...plays ball!



  • buys a new cellphone



  • won't obey the rules



  • Exercises in a Straight-Jacket



  • "What? Me an Athlete?"



  • Ye Olde Computer Fading



  • Baile Rochel Going "Modern"
  • The Saga of The Missing Bus Rides
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