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Prime Minister Netanyahu and Eitan Amos  (Photo: Ofer Meir)
Prime Minister Netanyahu and Eitan Amos (Photo: Ofer Meir) 
 
Eitan Amos fields final question with 2nd place winner Tefila Berenson (Photo: Ofer Meir)
Eitan Amos fields final question with 2nd place winner Tefila Berenson (Photo: Ofer Meir) 
 
Amos with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Education Minister Piron (Photo: Ofer Meir)
Amos with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Education Minister Piron (Photo: Ofer Meir) 
 
Photo: Ofer Meir
Photo: Ofer Meir 
 
 

Young Canadian wins International Bible Quiz

Eitan Amos, 18, from Toronto, Canada wins annual Independence Day bible quiz; first Canadian to ever win competition.

Anav Silverman, Tazpit
Published: 05.06.14, 18:03 / Israel News

This year’s International Bible Quiz winner is Eitan Amos from Toronto, Canada.

 

 

The 18-year-old, who lived in the settlement of Karnei Shomron until he was 11, competed against 15 other finalists during this year’s International Bible Quiz traditionally held on Israel’s Independence Day.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Eitan Amos  (Photo: Ofer Meir)
Prime Minister Netanyahu and Eitan Amos (Photo: Ofer Meir)

Seventy-five contestants from 33 countries including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, France, Costa Rica, Turkey, Portugal, United States and others, competed in last week’s round. Amos, who studies at Toronto's Yeshivat Or Chaim, was one of the 16 finalists to make it to the final competition.

 

It was the first time according to the competition’s moderator, legendary Hebrew linguist, Dr. Avshalom Kor, that a Canadian representative had won the competition.

 


Eitan Amos fields final question with 2nd place winner Tefila Berenson (Photo: Ofer Meir)
Eitan Amos fields final question with 2nd place winner Tefila Berenson (Photo: Ofer Meir)

Tefila Berenson of Rehovot, came in second place. Israelis Itamar Khalifa, Tamar Genali and Nir Kotzer captured third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

 

The competitors showed their impressive knowledge of the Tanach, answering difficult questions posed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a panel of judges.

Amos with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Education Minister Piron (Photo: Ofer Meir)
Amos with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Education Minister Piron (Photo: Ofer Meir)

 

During the awards presentation, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke of the Bible’s significance.

 

“The Tanach has eternal significance for generations around the world but particularly for our nation. It is our nation’s book, our national story,” said the prime minister.

 

“We are the people of the Book, we live in the land of the Book and this Book has sculpted our identity for thousands of years.”

 

Photo: Ofer Meir
Photo: Ofer Meir

 

Netanyahu also recalled how he spends every Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath) studying the weekly Torah portion with his son. The prime minister’s youngest son, Avner won third place in the International Bible Quiz in 2010.

 

The first youth International Bible Quiz was held in Jerusalem in 1963. Abba Eban was a long-time Chief Judge in the competition as was Dr. Yosef Burg. The competition was originally instituted for adults by Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion.

 

 

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