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Orthodox Bball Team Wins Rescheduled Pre-Shabbat Semifinal Match

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The Robert Beren Academy of Houston has advanced to the finals in a victory over both their opponents, Dallas Covenant Academy, and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, which had refused to move the game off the Shabbat schedule.

After mounting public pressure, the league bureaucrats gave in and permitted the semi-final game to take place 2:00 p.m. last Friday. The Beren Academy won 58-46, and is advancing to the final, which will be played next Saturday night at 8 p.m., well after the end of Shabbat.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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3 Responses to “Orthodox Bball Team Wins Rescheduled Pre-Shabbat Semifinal Match”

  1. In the TAPPS 2A basketball semifinals in Texas, Beren Academy, an Orthodox Jewish school, refused to play the game that was scheduled to take place after sunset on Friday which is the start of the Sabbath. The school board refused to reschedule the time which meant Beren Academy would have to forfeit. Is this what is mean by sportsmanship?

    Read the article at The Political Commentator here: http://bit.ly/zyDA6n

  2. Bob Gold says:

    Kol haKavod not only to the team and its managers etc but to all who protested and got this fixed! I didn’t think that would happen, B”H He acts in smaller matters as well as the large!

  3. JOE says:


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