The Middlebury Campus

Balancing school and spirituality during the Jewish high holidays

Although the college offers excused absences for religious observance, some students felt unable to miss class or postpone assignments.

By ISABEL LICKEY

October 10, 2019

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the holiest days of the Jewish calendar. This year, both fall on school days, forcing students to negotiate between academic and spiritual life.

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