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Loss of an Important Blog

Menachem over at AJ History has written the following:

I knew that the day would eventually arrive. At first I didn’t think that I’d last this long and then more recently, I thought that I could go on for a little while longer. But after over two years of blogging over six hundred and fifty posts at AJHistory — receiving one hundred and fifty thousand unique visits!! — I am throwing in the towel. This is my final AJHistory post.

Blogging was definitely a very enjoyable and enlightening experience and provided me with a unique opportunity to work on my own writing and to share with others articles and discussions that I found fascinating.

However, as the new school year is about to begin and I shift from college student mode to that of graduate student, it is time that I refocus my American Jewish History research interests away from “Menachem the blogger” to more serious academic discussions.

It’s been an enjoyable run. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Menachem’s blog has been the most important source for those interested in American Jewish history and we thank him for the great job that he has done. I am hoping that he will eventually see that blogging can lie down with the graduate student and coexist. Until then, if you haven’t already, go to AJ History and read some of his archived posts which will surely enrich your knowledge and understanding of American Jewish history.

One Response to “Loss of an Important Blog”

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    Menachem Mendel:

    Thanks MM for your kind words. Blogging can, no doubt, “lie down with the graduate student,” but I’d like to spend some time focusing further in-depth on specific historical events… and it’s tough to always be creative in blogging!
    Menachem Butler | Homepage | 08.18.06 – 9:38 am | #

    I’ll continue to check other blogs. Maybe others can continue in posting on episodes in American Jewish History…
    Menachem Butler | Homepage | 08.18.06 – 9:39 am | #

    Bad enough that we lose ajhistory a”h, what’s going on with hagahot?
    andy | 09.01.06 – 3:09 pm | #

    Manuscriptboy has been away on a trip for some time. I think that he is due back soon.
    Menachem Mendel | Homepage | 09.03.06 – 9:10 pm | #

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