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 and Me, Too, Dieting Blues, Burnout


    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

    Internet Repair, New Router for Me and "Baile Rochel"

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