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Jewish School’s Team, Refusing to Play During Sabbath

In Houston, Texas, a high school basketball team from an Orthodox school appealed to have game switched from Friday evening but no luck. What would Rick Santorum say? Read the New York Times story here:

“The school filed an appeal to change the time of the game with the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, or Tapps, the group that organizes the tournament. On Monday morning, representatives of the school were notified that the association’s nine-member executive board had rejected the appeal.
“When Beren’s joined years ago, we advised them that the Sabbath would present them with a problem with the finals,” Edd Burleson, the director of the association, said. “In the past, Tapps has held firmly to their rules because if schedules are changed for these schools, it’s hard for other schools.”