It Sucks To Be Me

All these great rabbis are marrying off their daughters.

And here I am, 43 years old, almost 44, and I am still unmarried.

Is it not a tradition in Jewish life to marry off the most worthy daughters to the greatest Torah scholars? Yet because my scholarship is revealed on a blog, I’m not good enough.

That’s the message I am getting.

Sheesh, I didn’t even get an invite to the wedding. And I hear the rabbi is giving out tefillin as gifts to all male guests.

What a union I’d make for some rabbi’s daughter. What interesting conversations we’d have around the Shabbos table. What a meeting of the minds.

I thought I knew what love was. What did I know. Those days are gone forever. I should just let them go and…

PS. I’ve concluded that blogging is a mental illness, when people get well, they don’t blog so much. I’ve been getting well of late, hence not so much blogging and personal destruction.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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