Playoff game rescheduled for Jewish basketball team that refused to play on Sabbath

The Beren Stars will play their playoff game on Friday afternoon, before the Jewish Sabbath begins.

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) -- A Jewish high school basketball team that had opted out of a shot at a Texas state championship because it refused to play on the Sabbath will now get that shot, after a playoff game was rescheduled on Thursday.
The game, initially set for Friday night, after the Jewish Sabbath begins, has been rescheduled for Friday afternoon, Houston’s Robert M. Beren Academy announced Thursday.
The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) made the scheduling change after parents threatened a lawsuit, the Orthodox Jewish private school said in a statement.