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A  4th year ESO student achieves an excellent position in the Tanaj International Contest, in the presence of the
Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Israel.

Nathan IC, a 4th year ESO student, has been awarded the 7th place in the International Tanakh Diaspora Contest, a competition in which 100 young people aged 16 to 18 from 33 different countries participated.


Every year on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency for Israel invite young people from around the world to put their knowledge of Judaism, Zionism and Israel to the test in this international Tanakh contest. .


This year, for the first time, a student from the Ibn Gabirol College Estrella Toledano Study Center has participated in this important contest, as well as in the 15-day educational program in Israel.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was present during the awards ceremony alongside Education Minister Shai Piron, Knesset Head Yuli Edelstein and other officials.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Education Shai Piron at the International Tanakh Competition in Israel.

Speaking to the 16 finalists at the beginning of the pageant, Piron asked them to make the Bible their "conscience and compass."


"The Bible is not for the bookshelf but should be in your backpacks as you explore the Land of Israel and walk the length and breadth of the country," said Piron.


Netanyahu welcomed the Bible students.


"The land of Israel is their land and the land of all the Jewish people," he told them on Tuesday. "The Bible is everyone's book. It is our history and it contains our values, beliefs, aspirations and prayers. The Bible is the Jewish book of which they are a part. I wish you great success. The most important thing you owe remember is that this is his land, his state, his people and his book. "


We are the People of the Book and the Tanach is our great Book. From the earliest times, education has been considered the central value and the main concern of Jewish life. The Jewish people are the people of the Book, hence the importance of transmission, the basis of our culture.


We are very proud of Nathan's accomplishments and confident that his example will inspire other young people, who will join this challenge in the years to come. We consider that his excellent position achieved demonstrates the high academic level and the importance given to Jewish subjects in our curriculum.


Registration for next year is already open and we invite your children to participate!

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