Olympic Hopeful, Unable to Get Equestrian Competition Moved From Yom Kippur, Withdraws

'I do not come from a religious family. It’s not that I keep Yom Kippur, respect it,' Dan Kremer told Haaretz. 'But for me the decision comes because I represent the country and the flag'

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A rider who was slated to represent Israel at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Mill Spring, North Carolina next month, has decided to not participate because he would have to compete on Yom Kippur.