(JC)(Arizona Jewish Post / JTA Ben Harris) A Texas school’s basketball team have been denied its chance to compete in a state championship because the game has been scheduled for Shabbat.
Pupils at the Orthodox Jewish Robert M Beren Academy in Houston were left celebrating after they reached the semifinals of the state contest.
But their victory was short-lived after organisers refused to change the time of the match from 9pm on Friday – after sunset – despite an appeal lodged by the school to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.
Edd Burleson, the association’s director, said that when the school first joined the league they were advised that this problem could arise.
“If schedules are changed for these schools, it’s hard for other schools,” he told the New York Times.
The school’s basketball coach, Chris Cole said. “One reason this is a big deal to many, is that no Orthodox Jewish team, from what we’ve heard, has ever won a state basketball championship.”(Details)
After being drafted 23rd overall in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft, Omri Casspi became the first Israeli-born player to ever play in the league. Prior to his rookie season, Casspi, a 6’9 forward, had spent his entire life in Israel, but now a year into his American experience and on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, he’s been forced to face the reality that “post-racial” America was just a figment of the liberal media’s collective imagination.KCRA Sacramento reported:A mural featuring Sacramento Kings small forward Omri Casspi was defaced with a swastika just before an important Jewish holiday.The mural is near 16th and R streets in midtown Sacramento, about a half-block from Fremont Park.Casspi, who is Jewish, was raised in Israel and is the only NBA player born in that country.The vandalism was reported Wednesday morning; the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset Wednesday.Based on a preliminary investigation, Sacramento police said the vandalism might be investigated as a hate crime.
Obama likes basketball …but I doubt this will change anything in the Obama administration. Wonder why? Because it doesn’t work in Obama’s narrative.
- 65.7 percent were anti-Jewish.
- 13.2 percent were anti-other religion.
- 7.7 percent were anti-Islamic.
- 4.7 percent were anti-Catholic.
- 4.2 percent were anti-multiple religions, group.
- 3.7 percent were anti-Protestant.
- 0.9 percent were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc. (Based on Table 1.)
Just so we’re all clear on the issue, THIS IS THE WAY A CHEERLEADER IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK: There’s been a lot of hype about the USA National Basketball Team playing Iran in the World Basketball Championship. Tuesday, Team USA beat Iran, but with the PC pandering of “our” team, it’s as if we lost. Sadly, Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski and players were all too dhimmi-esque regarding Iran. Barf. Then, the cheerleaders had to wear long pants to respect Islam and Iran. Double barf.
Dhimmi Up for Iran, Islam
I don’t even like basketball. The Cheerleaders were all I had.