Bible Quiz winner: Ezriel Shilat

16 youth compete in Independence Day Bible quiz - the annual event that brings together dozens of Jewish youth from around the world.

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Ido Ben Porat , | updated: 13:24

Bible Quiz winner: Ezriel Shilat
Bible Quiz winner: Ezriel Shilat
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Ezriel Shilat, a resident of Hatzor Haglilit and a student at the Shomria Yeshiva, won the International Bible Contest for Jewish Youth, which took place Thursday at the Jerusalem Theater in honor of the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel.

Second place went to Oriah Cohen, a resident of Kiryat Shmuel in Haifa and a student of the Bnei Akiva girls' school in Kiryat Motzkin.

The quiz was attended by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, JNF Chairman Danny Atar and Education Ministry Director-General Shmuel Abuav.

Bennett said during the event that one the high points of Independence Day is the Bible Quiz. "If we look at the nations of the world, we will not find any other people that celebrates its independence by championing a book. Our book is the Book of books. Found in it is the essence of our independence and existence: Our identity as a nation in this land."