The NYPost writes about a young girl's devotion to her faith.
She doesn’t spin on Shabbos.
Ping-pong prodigy Estee Ackerman, an 11-year-old from Long Island, was disqualified from her final event at the 2012 US National Table Tennis Championships in Las Vegas last Dec. 21 when her match fell on the Jewish holy day of rest and she chose not to play.
“I advanced in my round robin and then we looked at my schedule and saw the next match would be during Friday night, which is our Sabbath, so of course I’m disappointed,” Estee told The Post.
“I practiced and trained for six months for this,” the sixth-grader from West Hempstead said. “Ping pong is important to me, but my religion of Judaism is also very important to me.”
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/devotion_wins_out_POutVvQtroB2paMGIT3z9K
Below are two comments.
From a goy.....you did the right thing....in G-d's eyes, He is happy with your sacrifice. You will be blessed.
Your Kiddush HaShem moment of the day.
And here's an article about devotion to a nefarious cause.
Police are seeking the public's help regarding a bias incident at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island.
Nassau County police say a swastika and the words "Death to the Jews" were scrawled in large red letters on a door in a service corridor of the East Garden City mall.
Continue reading: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/swastika_found_scrawled_in_li_mall_VHFFmt7lhJCfPg3kf5rsKI