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(5) Beverly Kurtin, March 8, 2012 4:57 AM

Texas

As a citizen of Tejas (the correct spelling of the state, it means friendship) I am thoroughly disgusted that the bunch who didn't want to change the schedule so that Jews could not play. My son-in-law is a member of some of the sports players associations for high school and colleges. He had nothing to do with this monstrous attempt to prevent Jewish kids from participating in the semi-finals. The bottom line is that Tejas is essentially a Baptist state, filled with Jew haters who deny that their "god" was a Jew. It would have been wonderful had they won as a reward for keeping Shabbat rather than play but who knows the mind of G-d? All I know is that the team they played deserves kudos for their willingness to delay the game after Shabbat was over. It was also a great lesson for those Christians who still think that the seventh day is NOT the first day of the week.

(4) Judith Herzog, March 4, 2012 9:55 PM

Beren knows what is really important

The Beren Academy exists to teach Jewish young people what is truly important, important, that is, for Jews. Of what importance could a ballgame be? What real good could it possibly do for anyone? Oh! It could be teaching every student involved, Jewish or not, the difference between really important values and...uh, game playing. It could be teaching that one of the really important values is one's religeous beliefs, Jewish or not. It could be teaching them to be human beings. Unfortunately, only the Jewish kids are learning that, along with the knowledge that the rest of the world doesn't care about Jews, or other human beings, or even, by extension, their own religions.

(3) Anonymous, March 1, 2012 7:35 PM

Shame

I was just reading an update in the Huffington Post and it reads that allowance was made for Seventh Adventist religion couple of years ago. Shame on them for such blatant discrimination. Let the world see!

(2) Deborah, March 1, 2012 7:27 PM

Robbery

This is appalling - pure and simple robbery! The playoff game could be played any day and if one concession has been made for Sunday then it should also be made for Shabbat. As a Christian mom, we dealt with similar events when certain leagues played on Sunday, which we had no part of. I applaud these young men for their outstanding values and dedication to their beliefs - they will make great leaders.

(1) Yaakov, March 1, 2012 10:15 AM

Game should be changed - for everyone's benefit

The league is doing a major disservice by not changing the game - not only are the Beren players being prevented from competing for a championship, but I'm 100% sure that none of the other teams in the tournament would themselves want to win on account of another team forefiting. Everyone is being shortchanged.

 

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