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Israel Quiz is a winner

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“The state of Israel is also a story of heroism and great personalities, more importantly, it is the story of the Jewish people,” says the Grade 8 pupil, who feels very fortunate to have won the competition so young.

“I can definitely say that I have developed a much stronger bond towards Israel and sense of identity by participating in the quiz. I have developed a greater appreciation for the huge contribution Israel has made to humanity, and the world in general. I also gained a tremendous amount of knowledge that will stay with me forever.

Krawitz says all students should have access to this material, even if they do not participate in the quiz.

“I know that my fellow competitors knew their material as well as I did, and I realise anyone could have won it on the night. Every participant is a deserving winner. I was overwhelmed when they announced me as the winner. I am humbled and grateful,” Krawitz says.

Though the “incredible prizes” offered by the South African Zionist Federation and Israel Centre are a motivation to take part, “The reward of simply understanding how fortunate we are to have a state we can call our own should be enough motivation.”

“My school, King David High School Victory Park, is very supportive, and my fellow participants have become good friends. I strongly recommend the competition to everyone,” Krawitz says.

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