By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
February 29, 2012
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Jewish High School Forgoes Basketball Championship Game on Shabbat 29517

The Robert M. Beren Academy, a Jewish day school in Houston, Texas, has opted out of the state basketball championship game because the game falls on the Jewish Sabbath, CNN.com reports.  The Orthodox Jewish school observes the Sabbath, called Shabbat in Hebrew, each week from sundown Friday to sunset Saturday, and the semifinal and championship games, which the school has qualified for, both fall on Saturday.

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