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New York, Canadian Youth Take Top Prizes in 10th National Bible Contest

Two New York young people and one Canadian took top prizes in three categories in the 10th National Bible Contest here under auspices of the Department of Education and Culture of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Jewish Bible Society. Officials said 120 teenagers from 73 communities in the United States and Canada took part.

Debbie Lander, 14, a student at the Dov Revel Yeshiva in Forest Hills, N.Y. was the winner among 56 finalists in the advanced Hebrew division. Leonard Ouslander, 16, a student at the Tri-County Hebrew School in Metuchen, N.J. won first prize among 21 finalists in the intermediate Hebrew division. Jeff Cooper, 15, a student at Beth Am Hebrew School in Downsview, Ontario, won first prize among 21 finalists in the comprehensive English division. Each won a trip to Israel. Rabbi Emanuel Rackman of New York, chairman of the department’s advisory committee, presented each participant with a certificate and a volume of “Views of the Biblical World.”