This story wouldn’t be all that noteworthy but for our last report on a contest where a 12 year old arab Rami Watid annihilated the competition in a quiz contest about Israel. Well, watch out Rami because we’re takin’ the power back as 17 Ben (Chaim) Kandel from St Louis came in first place in the Diaspora Bible Quiz, which took place yesterday in Sderot. Apparently he studied for about a year and a half and had the following immortal words for the press:
I was hoping that I would win, but I wasn’t sure until the end.
Indeed! Apparently the victory comes with a prestigious prize: a scholarship to study at the Jerusalem College of Technology. Nicely done, Chaim.
Second place went to a Canadian named Joshua Gutenberg, age 17. Third was some-french-chick-who-no-doubt-suffers-daily-existential-crises that kept her out of first. Just kidding! Tzviya Cohen, 16 captured the less glamorous but still not too shabby third place out of 65 contestants. All three are officially Jewlicious. Now, if any of them can beat smart-ass-know-it-all Rami, we’re back in the saddle.
Years ago, during more jewlicious times, Muffti entered a national bible competition. He was only 13. He came in fourth.