3 Americans qualified for the televised round of the International Bible Contest today, Israeli Independence Day – Joshua Silvera, Shalhevet Schwartz, and Yishai Eisenberg.
Shalhevet tied for 4th in the world, and Yishai tied for 1st in the world. Here are several media links about the event:
1) IBA website, where the full video is archived. THE COMPLETE VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE, AS WELL
2) Arutz 7 website – includes news brief and video of final face-off and awarding of prizes.
3) Hebrew article from Megafon News.
4) Hebrew news story from Yediot Acharonot, and story in English translation
4) Hebrew Interviews with the first-place winners at Mako News
5) Hebrew article from the website Walla
6) English report from New York’s JM in the AM radio show (visit the archive from April 16, 2013 at about 1:00, they have Hebrew Israeli news that mentions the Chidon. Starting at 1:14, they have English discussion of the Chidon)
7) Hebrew story from Maariv and English translation
8) English article from the Israel Hayom newspaper
9) English article from Baltimore Jewish Life
9) English article from Times for Israel
10) English article from The Jewish Press
11) English article by our parent organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel
12) English article from the Forward
13) English article from Jerusalem Post
14) Amazing personal story of the Israeli who tied Yishai, from the Times of Israel
15) Yeshiva University articles by the university and its affiliated high school, which Yishai attends.
16) Article about Yishai from the Jewish Voice
17) Article about Yishai and the event from the NJ Jewish Standard