Sorry gentile college students of Toronto.Â That long weekend trip to Cape Cod you were planning next Rosh Hashanah is going to have to be postponed.
York University (known for its students’ abilities to hold a fork) has ended its policy of cancelling class on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
History professor, David Noble, who happens to be Jewish, filed a human rights complaint claiming that the policy was discriminatory towards other religious groups who have to go to class on their holidays. This past Rosh Hashanah, he defied the school policy by holding a 3 hour seminar.
While I’m not totally sold on the fact that a school should have an obligation to close for Jewish holidays, the whole Noble situation smells of self-hating Jew.
I checked him up on the always reputable website, Wikipedia, and Noble has a history of giving out anti-Zionist pamphlets, propaganda, etc.
While I’m not necessarily a believer in the whole “if you don’t like Zionism, then you hate Jews” argument, his history plus his recent actions show Prof. Noble has a strong distaste for the Jewish community, or at least loves to single them out.
I mean, why would he file this complaint? How many other religions don’t permit one to write or travel? And since when do we have class on Christmas?
Pronounced: roshe hah-SHAH-nah, also roshe ha-shah-NAH, Origin: Hebrew, the Jewish new year.