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Yair Shahak, first place winner of 2016 Adult Chidon, second from left

Yair Shahak: First Place International Chidon HaTanakh Winner

January 3, 2017 12:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Three of the following four clues (translated freely by the author) are referring to a biblical character:   1. Clean turban (tznif tahor)   2. Cake baked on coals and a jug of water (Ugat retzafim vetzapachat mayim)   3. Wadi Cherith (Nachal Krit)   4. A hairy man with a leather belt tied around his waist (Ish ba’al sear ve’ezor or azur be’motnav) Can you figure out (a) who the character is, and (b) which of the four hints... Read more

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Why Learn Neviim Acharonim?

September 18, 2016 11:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Oh, I know who the last Jewish prophet was. Wait — don’t tell me, I’m gonna get this — Malachi! Am I right?” My friends and I quickly glanced at each other. We honestly had no clue whether or not this friendly Christian security guard was correct. But he came across as knowledgeable, and he had answered his own question pretty confidently. So we assumed he was correct and nodded our heads. After the conversation came to a close, we... Read more