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Archive for May 6, 2008

Messianic Jew Wins Bible Contest

I just read a new post about a Messianic girl (her name is Bat-El) who became a finalist in the International Bible Quiz Championship held on Independence Day (May 18). Information about the story can be found here.

Because Bat-El is a Messianic Jew, a number of rabbis are trying to boycott the International Bible Contest.

They say (see The Jerusalem Post):

“Messianics are missionaries who proselytize in very sophisticated ways,” said Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, one of the rabbis calling to boycott the quiz.

“It is forbidden to give [Messianic Jews] legitimacy by allowing them to take part in the quiz.”