Notes From Babel

National Mock Trial Group Agrees To Accommodate Sabbath Needs

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From Religion Clause:

Under intense pressure, the National High School Mock Trial Competition yesterday, at the last minute, agreed to a compromise that will accommodate the Sabbath observance needs of the Jewish team members from Maimonides High School of Brookline, Massachusetts in this week end’s tournament. (See prior posting.) JTA reported that the team will be permitted to start the competition Thursday afternoon and, if Maimonides reaches the finals, the start of the championship round will be delayed from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., after sundown, on Saturday. Maimonides had originally wanted all of its rounds scheduled on Thursday and Friday– a change that organizers said was unreasonable.

Does this deserve the collective “oh, jeez” it certainly would have received if were an Islamic accommodation?

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Written by Tim Kowal

May 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Posted in Diversity, Religion

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