Pioneers with words

Yisrael Medad, 70; Batya Medad, 68 From New York to Shiloh, 1970

November 2, 2017 16:03
YISRAEL AND BATYA Medad on a hill overlooking Tel Shiloh and the Shiloh vineyards

YISRAEL AND BATYA Medad on a hill overlooking Tel Shiloh and the Shiloh vineyards. (photo credit: MIRIAM FEYGA BUNIMOVICH)


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Yisrael Medad and Batya (Beth) Spiegelman met at a 1967 Tisha Be’av “fast-in” for Soviet Jewry in Manhattan. They arrived in Israel by boat on September 5, 1970, as newlyweds.

Since that moment, the Medads have barely paused for breath in their nation-building labors. While earlier pioneers used plows, the Medads’ tools are words. Both are prolific bloggers in addition to other media- related patriotic pursuits. The passage of time has neither slowed nor jaded them.


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