As Jews, we must learn and study the Bible, The Jewish People's richest resource. The Bible is the basis of our existence as a People. It includes our right to the Land of Israel, it connects us to our past and in it are our hopes for the future. The Bible has laid down the cultural groundwork for the whole of the Jewish people, with all of its diversities, divisions and communities. The study of the Bible increases our students' identity with the Jewish People and their love of the land of Israel. What better way to encourage students to study and learn the Bible than by involving them in a National Bible competition? And Like the Tanach itself, the Bible Contest brings young Jews from all over the world, uniting them and connecting them with Judaism's longest-lasting contribution to the world.