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My Fire Will Burn




Hey, all! It's Racheli, and my stomach is about to burst. I spent most of my Sukkot cooking in the kitchen, because where else would I cook? In addition, most laundry was off limits, so I had some free time. It's not like I have a life or anything. The truth is, I didn't leave Bet Shemesh because I'm terrified of getting stuck in traffic with five kids in the car. Someone suggested that I take them to the zoo, but I was like, why would I do that? I live at the zoo. 

If you still have some brain space left that's not occupied with the most insane Presidential race in history, then you're probably wondering why I posted a picture of half my stove top. It's because I'm bored. And tired. 

So here are the real reasons. First, I was too lazy to clean the other half. Second, on Shabbat, we had my husband's second cousin twice removed and her family over. What in the world does that mean?! What is a second cousin twice removed? Is that the same thing as a third cousin? Is it easier than saying, "My mother's cousin's daughter's from her mother's side?

We were talking about her new neighbor, who happens to be Breslev, and my husband asked her jokingly if she had a big "B" on her forehead, to which I responded, "No, she has the fire symbol in diamonds on her forehead."

This fire symbol is actually made up of part of Rebbe Nachman's famous phrase, "My fire will burn until the Mashiach." After saying that to him, it occurred to me that Rebbe Nachman and I have something in common. I realized that my fire will also burn until the Mashiach, because of all these holidays that I keep having to cook for. I hope the Mashiach comes soon, because I'm really tired of cooking. 

How much can one woman cook? And shop? And suffer through two endless weeks of kids at home? Hmmm, it seems that I am a bit irritated. I went food shopping yet again right after Shabbat so I can spend the rest of today - you guessed it - cooking! What fun. 

This has been a loooong month for all of us. And it's been even longer for all of you that don't live in Israel. The two day holiday thing is crazy hard! I gotta give you guys a lot of credit. 

But the most credit and admiration goes to all you fine ladies out there. Without your hard work and major lack of sleep, most of us might be enjoying our holiday dinners with a can of tuna or a salami sandwich. Give yourselves a pat on the back. Better yet, treat yourselves to a massage. 

All of you who have celebrated this intense month of holidays should know - your fire burns bright, too. Your souls are lit up from all of the spiritual energy that you've been connecting to, and this will carry you through an exciting year filled with every blessing you need. Very soon, G-d willing, we will greet our Mashiach together with great joy and lots of dancing! 

Speaking of dancing, wishing you all a wonderful and joyous Simchat Torah!


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Shavua Tov!

Racheli. I have been reading your page for quite a long time...
thank you.

This one you posted titled: My Fire will burn", made me laugh out loud. Thank you...

I love your sense of humour and your style of writng.

Hashem bless you and yours.



Chag samach.
I hope you have a wonderful chag so far. I thought I had to slave over a hot stove lol. Truth is we all do best for succot so it can be enjoyed by our family, even when you feel like you're being pooped. Just remember hashem likes it if you do your best.
I lose sight of this sometimes but its all good in the end. As for the elections. I don't know who belongs in jail or in the mental institution, sign I can't wait until the elections are over.

Elena Kuchik

that's hilarious! Hag sameach!


Thank you so much, Zipporah! You have great taste! I hope you had a wonderful Simchat Torah!


Yes, Messody, you're right on both counts. We're both exhausted, but Hashem is proud of us, and we're both terrified of the future President, whichever lunatic that will be. Hashem yirachem.


Elena, you have a fantastic sense of humor!


I gotta agree with the ladies above - Racheli, you are so funny! I can just hear Mike Myers's Linda Richman imitation right now, reading your article!

May we all have a geula-filled year!


OMG, Chava, I used to LOVE her!! Isn't it so sad she's not real? But maybe she really is... I know of a few Lindas like that. They get me so pheclempt!! And might I add that you have very fine taste! lol

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