American, Israeli win Bible quiz

(JTA) — An American and an Israeli youth won Israel’s annual bible quiz.

Yishai Eisenberg,  of Passaic, New Jersey, a student of YBH of Passaic-Hillel, and Elior Babian emerged as winners from the 16 finalists who participated Tuesday in the quiz, held at the Jerusalem Theater each Independence Day.

This year for the first time there was simultaneous sign language translation, a result of a complaint by Education Minister Shai Piron, who had refused to participate in Holocaust commemorations last week because there was no simultaneous signing.

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