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Bible Quiz a nail-biting adventure

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This year, I got into the final round for the top 16 contestants in the International Bible Quiz, broadcast live on Yom Ha’atzmaut on 15 April.

The Bible is the greatest compendium of tales ever compiled, with murder, infidelity, bloodshed, sibling rivalry, deceit, love, war – every plot twist imaginable.

The South African finalists included Liron Krawitz from King David Victory Park, Temima Goldfein from Hirsch Lyons, and myself, representing King David Linksfield.

The highest achievers usually embark on a two-week Tanach camp in Israel. My brother, who represented South Africa in the quiz in 2019, described the camp as the best two weeks of his life. But the intrusion of COVID-19 meant that the camp translated into a five-hour online tour on Zoom. I felt invigorated seeing the battlefield where young David vanquished the giant, Goliath, but honestly, it didn’t replace the in-person camp we’d been looking forward to for so long.

It was exciting to be broadcast on Israeli television. While sitting there, I received pictures of my friends watching me from a projector in the school hall. My heart swelled as I realised how many people across the world were supporting me. I felt honoured to represent my school and my country.

On the eve of the finals, I received a heart-warming message from Rabbi Gary Braude, who said, “I hope that the more you learn, the more you will see that the Tanach is an unfinished book, a story of the Jewish people that continually unfolds with all the modern miracles and challenges as occurred in biblical times. I hope you will see yourself as having a chapter to write in that narrative.”

It wasn’t what I dreamed about when I watched my brother in Israel two years ago, but it was a special and a pivotal moment in my life.

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KDVP high school celebrates Jerusalem Day

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King David High School Victory Park celebrated Yom Yerushalayim on Monday, 10 May, with a special assembly that highlighted the holiness and beauty of this city, the religious and cultural centre of Judaism, and the capital of Israel since the time of King David 3 000 years ago. The assembly was followed by many activities on the field such as writing notes to the Kotel and letters to soldiers, and painting the image of the wall around the old city.

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KDVP Pre-Primary views Ark and its treasures

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King David Pre-Primary School Victory Park’s senior group had an enjoyable outing to the Victory Park Shul last week, accompanied by Rabbi Azriel Uzvolk. Shavuot is about receiving the Torah, and the children were allowed to sit on the Aron Kodesh and see all the magnificently covered Torahs inside. Uzvolk taught the children interesting facts about the Torah, allowing them to see the scrolls and showing them the yad (pointer). The children also enjoyed looking at the ner tamid (eternal light) while Uzvolk explained that it symbolises that Hashem is always with us. The visit ended with seeing the Omer counters behind the rabbi’s chair.

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KDL engineers its curriculum for the future

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King David Primary School Linksfield transformed its curriculum into technological learning on a grand scale on Wednesday, 21 April, in honour of World Creativity and Innovation Day. Grade 7s were challenged with designing an ideal media centre for the school, including drawing up blueprints and building models using recyclable materials. Architects were called in to judge their creativity, innovation, and practicality. Grade 6 students brainstormed ideas about what their school should look like and built miniature models according to their plans. Grade 5s created art and design using circular shapes, and Grade 4s made baskets for Shavuot. It was a fantastic day of discovery, problem-solving, and innovation.

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