|Every year, members of the Wolfpack who are also of the Jewish faith have the unnecessary burden of having to remind their professors, supervisors, colleagues or fellow students that important religious observations may preclude their attendance at school and work at these times.
One wonders why this is still a problem year after year. At a recent meeting of NC State senior administrators, one of NC State’s college deans reported that there had yet to be a single year during his long service to the university when a major meeting or event was not scheduled on one of the Jewish High Holy Days.
NC State, we can do better.
Sarah Cohn, campus director of Hillel, reminds us that Sunday night marked the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which concludes on Tuesday night. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 8, and lasts until the evening of October 9. On Yom Kippur, many Jews fast from sundown to sundown.