The Jewish Bible

Q. Recently Prime Minister Netanyahu’s son won a Bible knowledge contest, and now I read that Mr. Netanyahu says he studies the bible on Saturdays (the Sabbath) for 90 minutes with his son. Are we likely speaking of the Jewish Bible? Would there be any reason he would be studying what we Christians call the Bible?

A. As you know the “Jewish Bible” is the Old Testament and that’s what PM Netanyahu studies every Sabbath with his son. “I relax then. I draw a lot of spiritual strength,” the prime minister told (Larry) King. Then he said, “You know, I used to teach him. He is now 15. But in the last couple of years, he teaches me. So, yes, I draw enormous reservoirs of strength and I think that is needed for all leaders, but especially for the leaders of Israel.”

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