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May 14, 2012 2:50 pm

NY Teen Wins National Torah Competition

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A high school freshman recently won her division of the Chidon HaTanach, a national Torah competition that took place at Yeshiva University.

According to the New York Times, modern Orthodox teen Shalhevet Schwartz of New York, age 14, faced questions such as “Which king bought Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver—Omri, Zimri, Ahab or Baasha?” (Answer: Omri)

The U.S. competition is sponsored by the Jewish Agency for Israel, which writes the quiz. Shalhevet will now travel to Israel to compete in the international championship, where she will compete against champions from 21 other countries.

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