More Public Schools Offering Elective Religion Classes

November 24, 2007


Source: East Valley Tribune

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A group of teenagers gathered in Ahwatukee Foothills on a recent Monday afternoon to discuss the Jewish faith. But they got a little hung up on the concept of the Sabbath as a day of rest.

‘‘You're not allowed to drive? So you have to walk everywhere?''

‘‘Can you take a bus? Can you ride a horse?''

‘‘I don't think you're supposed to spend the Sabbath worrying about how to get around the rules.''

Fasting caused more head-scratching.

See also: Interfaith, Schools