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Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships

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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:40 pm

An Israeli equestrian has decided to withdraw from an International Equestrian Federation event that serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, due to its conflict with Yom Kippur on Sept. 19.

Israeli rider Dan Kramer penned a letter to the international federation earlier this month, announcing that he would not take part in the competition in North Carolina because it was scheduled for the most venerated holiday on the Jewish calendar.

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