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    Elhanan Bloch crowned winner of Int'l Bible Contest

    The 49th International Bible Contest (Chidon HaTanach), one of Independence Day's major traditions, took place in Jerusalem on Thursday. 17 year old Elhanan Bloch, from Netivot, a student at the Amit Yeshiva High School in Yeruham, was declared the winner of the competition. Bloch was awarded his prize by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and also received a scholarship for undergraduate studies at Bar Ilan University.