As is my longtime custom, I went to שילה הקדומה Shiloh HaKeduma, Tel Shiloh to pray on Rosh Chodesh Adar. Considering the problems Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is having constructing/negotiating his latest coalition, maybe he should go to Tel Shiloh, site of the Mishkan, Tabernacle to pray, too.
Biblical Chana prayed in Shiloh for a son who would be the national and spiritual leader of the Jewish People to establish monarchy. So, considering the state of our nation today, Shiloh is the perfect location for prayers.
The Jewish Month of Adar is known as a time of change, reversals, bad to good, winter to spring.
Yes, I was amazed at how richly the trees were in bloom and how beautifully the wildflowers had begun to cover the ground. Last month, Rosh Chodesh Shvat, we saw green and brown, but now we also see red, pink and white.
Shiloh has been the location for prayer since Joshua made it the capital of the Jewish Nation after the Exodus from Egypt. The Mishkan, Tabernacle, which had been a mobile synagogue during the forty years we wandered the desert, was set up in Shiloh and stayed there for 369 years.
That location, a large flat area to the north is now being excavated by archaeologists.
Wherever you look you can see signs of ancient building and construction. Stones don’t naturally look like these.
Next Rosh Chodesh is Nissan. Women are invited to join us for Women’s Rosh Chodesh Prayers.
Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
1 Nissan 5773 8:30am
Tour of Tel & Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
|New and old observation towers, plus ancient ruins at Tel Shiloh|
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