An Orthodox high school in Texas was rejected in its bid to have the state basketball semifinals rescheduled to avoid a conflict with Shabbat.
In a decision Monday, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools informed the Robert M. Beren Academy of Houston that semifinal games scheduled for Friday night and Saturday afternoon would not be rescheduled to accommodate the team’s Shabbat observance, the JTA reported Tuesday.
“Just as TAPPS doesn’t schedule games on Sunday in deference to Christian teams, we expected that as a Jewish team, there would be grounds for a scheduling change,” Beren’s head of school, Rabby Harry Sinoff, told JTA.
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