Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Succot, Holiday and Vacation for Some but Not For All
On Jewish Holidays, like Succot, when children are on vacation from school, Jerusalem is one big festival.
Not all the grownups are lucky enough to be on paid vacation. Many stores are open for business, even if just shortened hours. When I worked in Yafiz, we were expected to be at work. It wasn't easy for those with young children, so people like myself ended up with extra hours, though there wasn't any bonus pay. So, I'd like to remind you to be extra polite and grateful to those who have to work when there are holiday vacation days for most everyone else.