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Mar 05, 2012 18:24
Category: Religious News

Jewish School - Playoffs

     FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The boys basketball team from an
Orthodox Jewish school in Texas has fallen short in its
championship run after a semifinal game was rescheduled to not
conflict with the Sabbath.
     Beren Academy lost 46-42 to Abilene Christian in the
championship Saturday night.
     Beren's semifinal originally was set for Friday night. Beren
students say their faith prohibits participation during the Sabbath
- between sunset Friday and sunset Saturday.
     The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, or
TAPPS, had initially rejected Beren Academy's requests to
reschedule. But several parents filed a lawsuit seeking to force
TAPPS to reschedule the semifinal. TAPPS relented and changed the
time to Friday afternoon.
     Beren Rabbi Harry Sinoff told the Houston Chronicle that making
it possible for his school to play "was good for basketball."