In schools, a growing push to recognize Muslim and Jewish holidays

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In schools, a growing push to recognize Muslim and Jewish holidays

Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post

Each year sophomore Eli Sporn misses school for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and “it kind of hangs over your head the entire time,” he says. “It’s like, ‘Oh, no. I’m missing something.’” He is shown at home in McLean, Va. with mother Melissa Sporn.

In schools, a growing push to recognize Muslim and Jewish holidays

Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post

Each year sophomore Eli Sporn misses school for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and “it kind of hangs over your head the entire time,” he says. “It’s like, ‘Oh, no. I’m missing something.’” He is shown at home in McLean, Va. with mother Melissa Sporn.