October 27, 2005
by Andrew Silow-Carroll
The NJ Jewish News reports today that the National High School Mock Trial Championship board, at its regularly scheduled fall meeting in Oklahoma City on Oct. 14 and 15, passed a motion that would bar any scheduling accomodation for teams that are Sabbath-observant.
This follows a He-brouhaha last year in which Torah Academy of Bergen County won the NJ state title, and would not have been able to compete until the North Carolina hosts agreed to let them take part a day earlier. Apparently, the Mock Trial Machers didn't go for it, so day schools are out of luck.
* Does anyone under the age of 65 recognize "mockie" as an anti-Jewish slur (just checking -- and registering www.mockie.org just in case some hip Brooklyn Jews plan on starting a literary journal.TrackBack