In a bipartisan show of support for a local Jewish school basketball team,
lawmakers in the Senate this morning urged state athletics officials to push
back a game until after sundown on Saturday.
The boys from Herzl/Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy basketball team are
currently fighting their way through their high school district playoffs. If the
team wins one more game, it will play for the championships. But the Colorado
High School Activities Association has scheduled that championship game for
during the day on Saturday and has said it won't move the contest.
The boys' religious beliefs dictate that they not play between sundown
Friday and sundown Saturday.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
'I don't roll on Shabbos'
The fine folks in the Colorado Senate are recognizing that it ain't kosher for a Jewish school to play on Shabbat, the day of rest.
From The Denver Post.
If Herzl/Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy isn't the most daunting high school name out there, we don't know what is.