Drip, drip, drip

That’s the only sound heard from my stand-alone freezer, which decided to stop working yesterday, on Shabbat. The problem with living in a Jewish country is that repairmen also observe the holiday, but I left a desperate message for the one who replaced the motor only six weeks ago.

I’ve managed to stick most things in my refrigerator/freezer, but am running out of room fast. If he doesn’t come I’ll manage somehow–I love a challenge, remember? At least it didn’t happen tomorrow, or on Rosh Hashanah itself.

My friend says that it’s no coincidence when things break so close to the new year. On Rosh Hashanah, God determines how much each person will earn. So if a person didn’t give enough charity during the year, He makes sure things even out before the following Rosh Hashanah . . . whether through buying new appliances or paying for repairs. Israeli repairmen must give a lot of tzedakah during the year.

And if you are trying to get organized, check out my Rosh Hashanah Survival Guide. Last year Rosh Hashanah was followed by Shabbat, but most suggestions still apply.

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Comments

  1. Rona Michelson says:

    My oven, less than a year old, decided to stop heating the day before Pesach. Now I always include in my prayers the wonderful repairman who showed up within an hour and had it working within minutes!

  2. Rona Michelson says:

    My oven, less than a year old, decided to stop heating the day before Pesach. Now I always include in my prayers the wonderful repairman who showed up within an hour and had it working within minutes!

  3. Rona Michelson says:

    My oven, less than a year old, decided to stop heating the day before Pesach. Now I always include in my prayers the wonderful repairman who showed up within an hour and had it working within minutes!

  4. Rona Michelson says:

    My oven, less than a year old, decided to stop heating the day before Pesach. Now I always include in my prayers the wonderful repairman who showed up within an hour and had it working within minutes!

  5. mother in israel says:

    I finally spoke to the repairman, and he will come “batzaharayim.” (around noon). For him that means tomorrow morning, but one can hope.

  6. mother in israel says:

    I finally spoke to the repairman, and he will come “batzaharayim.” (around noon). For him that means tomorrow morning, but one can hope.

  7. mother in israel says:

    I finally spoke to the repairman, and he will come “batzaharayim.” (around noon). For him that means tomorrow morning, but one can hope.

  8. mother in israel says:

    I finally spoke to the repairman, and he will come “batzaharayim.” (around noon). For him that means tomorrow morning, but one can hope.

  9. Ugh. You know I can sympathize on the whole appliances breaking down thing. The rate I’m going I’ll have to tithe my income next year!

  10. Ugh. You know I can sympathize on the whole appliances breaking down thing. The rate I’m going I’ll have to tithe my income next year!

  11. Ugh. You know I can sympathize on the whole appliances breaking down thing. The rate I’m going I’ll have to tithe my income next year!

  12. Ugh. You know I can sympathize on the whole appliances breaking down thing. The rate I’m going I’ll have to tithe my income next year!

  13. good luck with the freezer. that can be a big challenge (not having enough space for the holidays)..

  14. good luck with the freezer. that can be a big challenge (not having enough space for the holidays)..

  15. good luck with the freezer. that can be a big challenge (not having enough space for the holidays)..

  16. good luck with the freezer. that can be a big challenge (not having enough space for the holidays)..

  17. My husband lost his job on Friday. The office closed, as the boss is very ill and can no longer run the business. It’s terrifying not knowing what’s going to happen, but we’ve agreed that we’ve clearly made whatever money we were supposed to make this year, and the same will be true next year.
    K’tiva v’chatima tova.

  18. My husband lost his job on Friday. The office closed, as the boss is very ill and can no longer run the business. It’s terrifying not knowing what’s going to happen, but we’ve agreed that we’ve clearly made whatever money we were supposed to make this year, and the same will be true next year.
    K’tiva v’chatima tova.

  19. My husband lost his job on Friday. The office closed, as the boss is very ill and can no longer run the business. It’s terrifying not knowing what’s going to happen, but we’ve agreed that we’ve clearly made whatever money we were supposed to make this year, and the same will be true next year.
    K’tiva v’chatima tova.

  20. My husband lost his job on Friday. The office closed, as the boss is very ill and can no longer run the business. It’s terrifying not knowing what’s going to happen, but we’ve agreed that we’ve clearly made whatever money we were supposed to make this year, and the same will be true next year.
    K’tiva v’chatima tova.

  21. Anonymous I’m really sorry. I will have you in as many tefillot as I can manage to get to with my small kids.
    K’tiva v’chatima tova to you.

  22. Anonymous I’m really sorry. I will have you in as many tefillot as I can manage to get to with my small kids.
    K’tiva v’chatima tova to you.

  23. Anonymous I’m really sorry. I will have you in as many tefillot as I can manage to get to with my small kids.
    K’tiva v’chatima tova to you.

  24. Anonymous I’m really sorry. I will have you in as many tefillot as I can manage to get to with my small kids.
    K’tiva v’chatima tova to you.

  25. mother in israel says:

    Anonymous, our thoughts are with you. Ketiva ve-chatimah tovah.

  26. mother in israel says:

    Anonymous, our thoughts are with you. Ketiva ve-chatimah tovah.

  27. mother in israel says:

    Anonymous, our thoughts are with you. Ketiva ve-chatimah tovah.

  28. mother in israel says:

    Anonymous, our thoughts are with you. Ketiva ve-chatimah tovah.

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