Independence Day: Gilad Abrahomov, 16, wins Worldwide Bible Quiz

2021-04-15 20:17:11

The Worldwide Bible Quiz for Youth, held historically each Independence Day, returned nearly to a standard format following the COVID-19 pandemic this yr, and was gained by Gilad Abrahomov, 16, of Netanya. In second place was Dvir Barchad from Kiryat Ata, and in third place Benjamin Rom from the US. Though this yr noticed the return of an viewers for the occasion, members from overseas have been nonetheless unable to attend in particular person and needed to make do with attending remotely by video hyperlink up. As ever, the members needed to cope with probably the most detailed trivialities from the Bible, answering questions spanning the complete Biblical canon from the primary 5 Books of the Torah, to the prophets, and the books of the “Ketuvim,” akin to Psalms and Job.The contestants have been peppered with questions akin to the place the false prophet Hananya Ben Azor who lived on the time of  King Hezekiah lived (Givon); how a lot cash the mom of Micha the prophet gave a goldsmith (200 shekels); and what number of years Yaakov spent in the home of Lavan (20 years). The sixteen members, who hailed from Israel and across the Jewish world, from Argentina to Canada and South Africa to Mexico, dealt admirably with the questions and demonstrated a exceptional grasp of probably the most high-quality particulars of the Hebrew Bible. The competition was held within the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Training Minister Yoav Gallant, and Chairman of the Jewish Company Isaac Herzog, amongst different dignitaries.

Talking on the occasion Netanyahu spoke as he has finished on a number of events through the interval of nationwide memorial and celebration days, of the vaccination program that has remodeled the nation because the similar time final yr. “The Prophet Isaiah used the expression “Hosen yeshuot” through which he was referring to the knowledge of the Jewish folks and its religion, however at present these phrases have one other that means,” intoned Netanyahu.“As a result of COVID-19 vaccination operation we introduced salvation from the worldwide pandemic, we have now returned to life and to my pleasure we have now returned to a Bible Quiz in an nearly regular format,” stated Netanyahu, including that he hoped subsequent yr worldwide members will be capable of attend in particular person. “The Bible is a mighty treasury of spirit, values, identification, love of man, love of the land, religion and as effectively a name for continuity,” continued the prime minister.“Each technology is required so as to add chapters to the superb story of our folks, whose resurrection within the Land of Israel is a surprise among the many nations.”Gallant, below whose Training Ministry the Bible Quiz is held, additionally spoke, saying that the Jewish folks had “no better inspiration” than from the Bible. “We now have no deeper roots than these within the Bible, and we have now no function or hope with out the foundational values of the Bible,” stated Gallant. “The folks of the ebook is in the beginning the folks of the ebook of books. A nation that’s being fashioned and strengthened between the pages of the Bible, a nation which has fashioned for itself an identification and takes upon itself the yoke of Torah, a nation whose highs and lows are additionally effectively mirrored in Bible tales. And exactly due to this, a day of contentment is upon us.”

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