When Religion Gets In The Way Of Sports
Considering how many Jews are competing in the upper-echelons of athletics, it’s no surprise that an occasional conflict should arise between a playoff game and a Jewish holiday. When this happens, what is the athletic Jew to do?
Having grown up in a household where Judaism ranked third in the list of family worships (1–Sports 2–Jane Austen), this question never posed much of a problem to me.
But it did for the much vaunted Northwest Yeshiva women’s basketball team.
Are they to be commended?