The Bible-study revolution

More than 7,000 people gathered this week to study Torah together at the world's largest Bible conference in Gush Etzion.

Hezki Baruch ,

Rabbi Haim Navon at the Bible Conference
Rabbi Haim Navon at the Bible Conference
Hezki Baruch

Sunday saw the opening of the largest Bible conference in the world at Herzog College, in Alon Shvut in the Gush Etzion region.

For the 25th year running, more than 7,000 people enjoyed more than 200 classes, in English and Hebrew, which touched on a wide range of Torah topics, including leadership, geography, music, poetry, gender, architecture, relationships, and more.

Head of Herzog College, Rabbi Yehuda Brandes: "The Bible proves itself as the basic joint identity of all the nation of Israel, in the land and out of it. Everyone finds his angle, and it is truly the text of texts of the Jewish nation. Especially in our times, when there are so many questions on identity, and many paths, in the end, we all have something in common, and everyone wants to connect to the Bible."

"We have been running this conference for 25 years, and it has only been growing meanwhile. They established a parallel program in the center of [Israel], and thought it would be competitive, but we have reached full capacity, and I am happy to see here all the stripes, both lecturers and participants."