About Batya

I'm an American-born, Israeli grandmother who attempts to teach English to Israeli teenage boys.  I live in Shiloh, that's the genuine BibleLand, where it all happened way back when.

Shabbat Shalom U’Mevorach

By August 10, 2007

I don't know if I'll have time to blog again before Shabbat, so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for inviting me to blog here.  I guess I'm not your usual blogger, certainly not your usual anything. … Read More

Primaries, in Israel

By August 10, 2007

Bibi, Running Scared Next week will be the Likud Primaries for top spot, head of party. It looks like Bibi Netanyahu is getting nervous, very nervous. He set high expectations of a "landslide," and the polls are predicting something else … Read More

MAZAL TOV! Happy Birthday!

MAZAL TOV! Happy Birthday!
By August 9, 2007

Yesterday, August 9, was my father's 87th birthday. I've never checked out the Hebrew date for him; though my husband and I celebrate our kids' (and our own) according to the Jewish Calendar. My father's father didn't live long enough … Read More

I Take Too Much For Granted

I Take Too Much For Granted
By August 9, 2007

Here's the map.  I live in Shiloh. It's north of Jerusalm in Samaria. You may be wondering about that wall, which is being built.  It's not near shiloh at all. Yes, I knkow that there are spelling problems in the … Read More

Shabbat

By August 9, 2007

One of the great things about Shabbat is the basic concept, cessation of melachot, 39 specific categories of work;  It's not work in the classic, linguistic sense. They are the creative, in the change ot another form of matter, used … Read More

Discrimination

By August 8, 2007

America has strict laws about discrimination.  No town or building can forbid a person to live there according to his color or religion.  Yes, you agree; don't you? Jews can live in Hebron, Nebraska, or Jericho, New York.  So why … Read More

Can You Handle the Truth?

Can You Handle the Truth?
By August 8, 2007

These are Arab homes in Samaria, right near Shiloh.  No Jew lives in such luxury.

Ain’t What It Used To Be!

Ain’t What It Used To Be!
By August 8, 2007

Loehmann's isn't Loehmann's anymore Loehmann's sure isn't. And I'm not referring to the fact that not only is there a dressing room, so one doesn't have to try on between the racks, like it was originally, nor the fact that … Read More