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  ניסן 25, 5768 , 30/04/08

Messianic Jew to be Allowed to Compete in Bible Quiz

A 17-year-old girl who belongs to a messianic Christian community has a chance to win the International Youth Bible Quiz in Jerusalem next week.

According to the Yad L'Achim anti-missionary organization, the teen who is one of four final contestants in the Independence Day quiz is a member of a secret Christian sect.

Yad L'Achim Chairman Rabbi Shlomo Dov Lischitz called for religious Jews to boycott the quiz if she is allowed to participate. The Education Ministry, which supervises the competition, has chosen not to intervene because under the law, the girl is considered Jewish.

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