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PM Netanyahu Hosts Shavuot Tanach Study Circle

PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara at the Tanach Study Circle session.

PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara at the Tanach Study Circle session.

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara hosted last night (Jun. 1) the fifth session of the Shmuel Ben-Artzi Tanach, (Bible) Study Circle at their official residence in Jerusalem. The Tanach Study Circle is named after the Prime Minister’s late father-in-law, who passed away last November, and was a Tanach teacher and researcher.

The Tanach Study Circle, held in cooperation with the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, was reinstated two years ago, renewing a tradition started by Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, and which was continued by its sixth, Menachem Begin. This evening’s meeting focused on the Book of Ruth, which will be read on Shavuot later this week.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said,

“I have always thought and believed that the Tanach is the foundation of our existence here. Otherwise we would be somewhere else or nowhere at all. The influence of the written words has not lessened over the generations; on the contrary, their strength has only increased. Therefore, I think that we need – here in the Prime Minister’s Residence – to focus on the Tanach every few months.”

At the start of the first lesson of the renewed Tanach Study Circle, Prime Minister Netanyahu said,

“Ben-Gurion and Begin believed that the Tanach should be the heritage of the entire nation – secular and religious, young and old, men and women. The Tanach is the foundation of our existence. It unites the Jewish People, as it has throughout the generations. It also serves not only as a foundation but also as a map and compass. The Tanach is always relevant vis-à-vis today’s problems and challenges. It inspires, it is a source of life for our people and I think that it is important to expand Tanach study and love of the Tanach among all parts of the nation. This is also the goal of this circle. I am certain that thanks to the researchers, rabbis and learned men and women here, who know and love the Tanach, we will enrich our common knowledge.”

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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12 Responses to “PM Netanyahu Hosts Shavuot Tanach Study Circle”

  1. Omar A. Omar says:

    USA and UK are responsible and must pay for their mistake, they inserted an illegal state in the ME which is Israel making the ME unstable and full of terror and violence and it will keep so as long as ISRAEL exist, Palestine must be freed and occupation ended as a first step to create peace environment in the ME . USA and UK are responsible for all Israeli crimes as much as Israel is since they always support Israeli Aggression’s.

  2. go back to jordan

  3. Sobriety Jon says:

    Funny.read ur history

  4. Sobriety Jon says:

    Funny.read ur history

  5. Sobriety Jon says:

    Funny.read ur history

  6. Sobriety Jon says:

    Funny.read ur history

  7. Could you imagine us doing this in the White House? Oh No, we might OFFEND someone! Whatever! I love this man! Prayer for the peace of Israel and the safety of its beautiful people.

  8. I gather the Tanach is the same as the Torah? In book form instead of a scroll? So what I have is a Tanach, not a Thora?

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