By Dana Gloger, October 24, 2008
Teachers have faced particular problems taking time off for the High Holy Days this year, according to their representative body.
Daniel Needlestone, chair of the Jewish Teachers Association, said the problems have been particularly bad because all the Jewish festivals fell on weekdays.
"Some people have faced major problems. It's very hard for teachers to take time off during term time and some schools say teachers are being unreasonable in asking," he said.