We're only alive, because G-d wants us to be. During the days we're given, we should try to fill them with as many mitzvot as we can. The woman murdered in my terror attack had been sick with cancer. She had just visited a mikubal rabbi who told her that she "wouldn't suffer." She then called family in great relief, and a very short time later she was dead, murdered. Sorry, I had been planning an upbeat post, but with all the Gilad Shalit circus going on and the release/pardon of 1,027 convicted Arab terrorists, my mind is having trouble focusing on joy.
In a few hours, we'll be ushering in the final Jewish Holiday in our hectic fall schedule, Simchat Torah. In Israel we have a twenty-three hour break between Simchat Torah and Shabbat in order to catch our breaths and top-up the shopping, cleaning, cooking etc. In chutz l'Aretz, out of the HolyLand, there's another three day holiday marathon, 2 days Holiday + 1 day Shabbat. I'm sure that Hadassa isn't the only one just burnt-out from all the shopping, cooking preparations etc.
chicken, musaka, meatballs etc. They were frozen immediately, so all I have to do is choose what to thaw and make the side dishes, like my extra delicious, easy to make fancy vegetables.