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Arielle Frankston-Morris

An Election on a Jewish Holiday: A Challenge to Overcome

May 6, 2021, by

When I learned that the Pennsylvania Primary Election would be held on May 18, I was frustrated. A quick glance at a calendar won’t sound alarms for the vast majority of Pennsylvanians. That’s because many calendars miss the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. For Orthodox and traditionally Sabbath observant Jews like myself, May 18, the second