Those who are being referred to can't read this right now, according to Jewish Law." They're still in the midst of their third "three day yonitff" marathon of holiday restrictions and eating in a row. For three consecutive weeks they have a two day Jewish Holiday immediately followed by Shabbat.
In Israel, we only had one, Rosh HaShannah. Rosh HaShannah is our only two-day Holiday. It's also the only Jewish Holiday to fall on the beginning of a Jewish Month. Most other holidays are in the middle of the Jewish month, at the time of the full moon.
The Jewish Calendar is lunar with periodic adjustments, when an extra month is added late winter, so spring and Passover will be ontime according to the sun. Jewish Holidays are also connected to agriculture and nature.
In Biblical times, we only started the month after the new moon was spotted rising in the sky. It took a couple of days for the news to get out to the entire Jewish world. Remember that there were no telephones, internet or even telegraphs at the time. So, even in the tiny Land of Israel, not everyone knew that Rosh Hashannah, the New Year was beginning on day one.
Even today with our fixed calendar, all Jews are required to celebrate two days of Rosh Hashannah. That's why we had a three day holiday marathon two weeks ago. But this week and last, between Succot/Simchat Torah and Shabbat, we have a "day off."
That's why you'll see me, Bat Aliyah, Carl, Ya'aqov, my husband and the other jbloggers based in Israel blogging and fbing away without any problems, while Hadassa, Leora, Frum Satire and many others are still in HolyDay restriction mode.
Talk in our shul mentioned how glad people here are to have this "day off" and how Jews in chutz la'Aretz have a tough time with three three day Holiday-Shabbat weekends.
"They Deserve It! Magui'ah lahem! מגיעה להם" everyone said. "They should move to Israel, make aliyah!