I just heard that they rescheduled this semester's final exams to be RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOLIDAYS this fall. That's right, exams start 3 days before Rosh Hashana and end a week after Simchat Torah.
This is supposedly because of the strike, although I fail to see a connection between the delayed semester and moving exams to an arbitrary period more than a month after the last day of class.
I always thought that one of the advantages of living in a Jewish state was that you could focus on celebrating Jewish holidays, and not go insane because all your normal work has to be done in less time while the holidays themselves add extra responsibilities. I still think this is true. It just turns out that there's a long way to go before this state becomes Jewish.
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