The 25-year-old, who signed on loan from Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern in the summer, had been expected to make his first start for the Swans at the Broadfield Stadium.
|PREMIER LEAGUE LATEST
|20/1||Swansea are 20/1 with Bet365 to beat Stoke on Saturday
However, Swans manager Michael Laudrup has given the forward his permission to miss the match against the League One side on religious grounds.
“In Israel there is one important holiday in the season, that is Yom Kippur,” said Shechter.
“For 24 hours you only pray, you don’t eat or anything. Anyone who’s Jewish cannot work on that day, they cannot do anything.
“Yossi Benayoun is my friend from the national team and he is exactly the same.
“When Michael was in Majorca he had two Israeli players, so he knew I couldn’t play to be fair. They had a game that they couldn’t play in as well.”