Mar 1, 2012
Restraining Order Helps Jewish Team Move Playoff Game

ESPNDallas.com

http://espn.go.com/dallas/story/_/id/7634168/jewish-high-school-team-gets-restraining-order-play

An Orthodox Jewish high school basketball team from Houston has been granted a temporary restraining order that will allow it to play a state playoff game at a time that doesn’t conflict with the Sabbath.

Robert M. Beren Academy was scheduled to play its Class 2A state semifinal game against Dallas Covenant at 9 p.m. local time Friday in Mansfield, southeast of Fort Worth. The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) would not change the game time and denied an appeal of that ruling.

Parents of players on the team filed a lawsuit and were granted the restraining order. TAPPS director Edd Burleson said Thursday that he will abide by the order and has rescheduled the game for 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Worth Nolan High School.

“Unlike many people, TAPPS does follow the law, and we will comply, Burleson said, according to the Houston Chronicle. We’re trying to make those arrangements at this time. As soon as those arrangements can be made, we’ll post those on our website.”

The scheduled game time of the state final, 2 p.m. local time Saturday, also would conflict with the Jewish observation of the Sabbath (sundown Friday until sundown Saturday). It’s not clear what would happen if Beren wins its semifinal game.

Jewish Basketball Team Granted Order To Move Game

ESPNDallas.com

http://espn.go.com/dallas/story/_/id/7634168/jewish-high-school-team-gets-restraining-order-play

An Orthodox Jewish high school basketball team from Houston has been granted a temporary restraining order that will allow it to play a state playoff game at a time that doesn’t conflict with the Sabbath.

Robert M. Beren Academy was scheduled to play its Class 2A state semifinal game against Dallas Covenant at 9 p.m. local time Friday in Mansfield, southeast of Fort Worth. The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) would not change the game time and denied an appeal of that ruling.

Parents of players on the team filed a lawsuit and were granted the restraining order. TAPPS director Edd Burleson said Thursday that he will abide by the order and has rescheduled the game for 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Worth Nolan High School.

“Unlike many people, TAPPS does follow the law, and we will comply, Burleson said, according to the Houston Chronicle. We’re trying to make those arrangements at this time. As soon as those arrangements can be made, we’ll post those on our website.”

The scheduled game time of the state final, 2 p.m. local time Saturday, also would conflict with the Jewish observation of the Sabbath (sundown Friday until sundown Saturday). It’s not clear what would happen if Beren wins its semifinal game.






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