Why No One Will Read This Blog


Don’t you have anything more important to do today, on the eve of the last days of the long Sukkot holiday — at the end of a month of two-and-a-half day work weeks — than read blogs?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to have you here, just a little surprised, that’s all. I wasn’t really expecting anyone. Thought I would just vent in private about how tough this month has been in terms of keeping up with work responsibilities.

The holidays were lovely, lots of family and friends. But trying to catch up a bit by coming in to work on Sundays, scanning and deleting umpteen emails, going through the mail, etc., was kind of a drag.

Anyway, I guess it’s just you and me today, so I won’t bore you with what it’s been like throughout September struggling to keep up, trying to track down people when it seemed like everyone was either in Israel or away elsewhere for the holidays. And not just the normal holidays but those three-day-yom-tovs (two days of holiday followed immediately by Shabbat), which were a bear.

In case you’re wondering, next year is a rerun of this year, with Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot starting on Wednesday night. Three days again. Only it all starts three weeks later on the calendar. So sitting in the sukkah next year we’ll probably complain about the cold rather than the heat, like we did this year.

But we’ve got time to worry about that. In the meantime, how about you and I see how much work we can get done today before rushing home for the last round of this holiday.

I feel like I can never catch up; you must know the feeling, too…

You still here?

I don’t want to be an ungracious host, having you invited you in to this blog, but I’ve really got to go now, hope you’ll understand…

What? You’re still reading this?

Tell you what, I’m going to sneak away at the end of this sentence, but you’re welcome to stay, read the other terrific blogs on our site, catch up on the videos and features and all the other good stuff, and have a chag sameach…and don’t forget to turn the lights off when you leave.

was editor and publisher of The Jewish Week from 1993 to 2019. Follow him at garyrosenblatt.substack.com.