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By Michael P. Orsi
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Beren
An Orthodox Jewish school that drew national attention when a Texas school organization initially refused to reschedule a semifinal basketball game that conflicted with the Sabbath is back in the state semifinals this weekend. But this time without the controversy.
A boys basketball team from an Orthodox Jewish school in Texas advanced to the state championship Friday in a game that was rescheduled after parents filed a lawsuit to ensure it wouldn't conflict with the Sabbath.
Organizers of a Texas state basketball tournament relented Thursday and agreed to reschedule a semifinal game involving an Orthodox Jewish school after parents filed a lawsuit over the original game time, which conflicted with the Sabbath.
A Texas agency has turned down a request by an Orthodox Jewish school in Houston to reschedule a championship game potentially involving its boys' basketball team because the game time falls during the Sabbath.
Richard Rohan, the Dallas attorney who filed the lawsuit, said the 14-page complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Dallas about 9 a.m. Within two hours, TAPPS agreed to accommodate Beren without a court order, he said.
It called the tournament "an irreplaceable opportunity" and said depriving Beren the chance to play represented "irreparable harm ... because of their Jewish religious beliefs and observances."