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Rebbezin Rochel


April 12th, 2007

My three year old made me so proud today, he told me a pun. He often puts his shoes on the wrong feet so today I corrected him as usual and he responded to me “But I don’t have other feet.” It’s nice to see I’ll have someone to joke around with when he gets older. 

April 5th, 2007

B”H I’m having a nice Pesach so far. The Seder went smoothly, my kids actually made it to the ma’nishtana. We bribed them with every sugar treat we had in the house to stay up. It’s amazing that they didn’t want the treats because we were practically shoveing them down their throats. A good lesson in reverse psycology, eh?

Chag Sameach to everyone! 

Pesach Pearls

March 29th, 2007

During all of the prePesach upheaval I managed to have a moment of inspiration which I’d like to share.
I love mashalim (parables) because they can make an abstract or ultra deep concept into something inspiring and usable. While I was cleaning my saint of a husband walked in the kitchen and looked at the microwave I had been cleaning for the past 45 minutes. “You missed some crumbs over here.” I looked at him with full rage in my glance thinking to myself, “How dare he come in here and inspect my hard work and find something that is too small to be chametz anymore.” I looked and sure enough there was an evil crumb that had slipped my well trained eye. At that moment I merited to have a revelation of the meaning behind my chapped and over worked hands. Why do we have to clean so meticulously for chametz? The chametz represents our bad character traits in which we need to “clean out”. While cleaning we have to have in mind that we should look within ourselves to get rid of the unwanted “chametz” inside of us, but when someone comes along and sees a few crumbs we missed we lose our cool and become defensive. The truth is that it is always easier for someone else to see the crumbs we’ve inadvertently skipped over.  

February 16th, 2007

Just a few short thoughts before shabbos (because I don’t have time for long ones). My mother collects certain frum magazines and gives them to me read when she comes to visit, since I’m too cheap to buy them myself. I was shocked at the “Pesach get away” ads. They were everywhere and they were to go to places that I would say aren’t the most uplifting places for the real Yetziyas Mitzrayim experience. Now going to Israel I totally understand but Palm Springs, Italy, and Las Vegas aren’t places that would make me personally feel back breaking labor and redemption. I could only guess how much these “insperational” retreats cost, since they never tell you how much they are.   

A Year To Remember

January 25th, 2007

Hey, Rochel here. I feel horrible that i’ve been neglecting my blog but we’ve been having some pretty hard times. I found out about a month ago that i was pregnant, with twins no less, only to miscarry again two weeks ago. I had to have a D&C done, to remove the fetuses. About a week later i came down with a fever and heavy bleeding and had to go to the emergancy room because they didn’t successfully remove everything and had to have an other D&C done. I got back from the hospital a few days ago and am physically and emotionally overloaded. This will definitely be a year to remember! 

A Pleasant Shabbos

November 25th, 2006

tn_smile_penny.gifWhat does everyone think of my new cartoon intro and header. It really looks like me, scary. I never thought I’d have a cartoon of myself. I’m not happy about thr rebbezen part but Moshe told him to do it and it can’t be changed now. I have a lot of work to do to get there!

 I had a nice shabbos. I actually made it to shul Friday night and shabbos day. A freind of mine had a bris for her first son after three girls. It was unusually warm here in Tzfat so I walked all day with the kids to tire them out and keep them busy. I was happy because the baby walked most of the way and played a little at the playground. Hope everyone had a nice shabbos. Everyone’s week should be filled with good health, shalom, and bracha. gut voch 

B”H, an other boring day!

November 12th, 2006

The baby is improving more and more each day. Today he was walking with out help, which made me cry. It feels so good to be back home, with it’s typical routine. I’ve really learnt to appriciate the “typical” day!

Thank you everyone for your prayers!

November 11th, 2006

B”H I’m back. First time home in two weeks. It feels like a month since Gedalia’s mishap. B”H he is recovering well. He’s playing a little and is starting to look like his old self a bit. Thank you everyone for your kind words and prayers, they made all the difference in the world!

An other day of miracles

July 27th, 2006

About two weeks into this war and the missles don’t seem to be letting up. If anything they are more frequent and hitting more places. It is such an obvious miracle, everything that is going on. About 1500 rockets have hit northern Israel, a lot of those in Haifa which is a big city, and only about 20 dead. It is a great tragitiy that we lost lose people but if this number of rockets hit anywhere else other then Israel the casualties would have been more like 200. A woman here in Tzfat had one land near by her and the impact from the explosion popped the buttons off of her shirt but she wasn’t hurt. There are so many stories like this going on now of the nissim of Hashem’s protection. I keep getting pressure from my family to come down to them in Beitar, which is 20 minutes outside of Jerusalem. Honestly I don’t have much desire to go and I have complete faith in Hashem’s protection!

July 17th, 2006

I’ve been wanting to blog now for a while, eith everything going on but time is a luxury now for me. You’d think I’d be scared right now. I’m surprised i’m not. Tzfat has pretty much shut down and I haven’t eve really even thought of leaving. How can I leave Tzfat? Where would I go? Besides for the kotel I wouldn’t feel any safer any where else. The greatness that is here is so unbelievable. Even with the missles that have been fired at us have bli ayan hara done so little damage considering. I’m more concerned for my family that live in Beiter, which right outside of Jerusalem and surrounded by the sickest Arabs I’ve ever seen. After Lebanan started firing these missles at the north the town across from Beitar started playing music and firing fireworks. These people are pure animals. Hashem should help that this war should go quickly at the the judgement that has been decreed against klal yisrael should turn toward our enemies. Hashem should make this the final redemption and we should be able to finally destroy Amalek for ever!

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