Preview: HaTanach Semifinals

Yesterday I hopped in the car with two Israel Story producers to head to Israel's Chidon HaTanach (Bible Competition) semifinals. The winners go on to the International Chidon HaTanach hosted in Jerusalem on Yom Ha'atzmaut (independence day, May 12th this year), to compete with students from all over the world.

The competition was just under two hours long and conducted entirely in Hebrew, a language that, on a good day, has me recognizing about five of its words. And somehow, I didn't even notice that I couldn't understand what was being said. It got me thinking that I may be a bad listener in general when I have a camera in my hands.

Photo: peers cheer their friend from the front row.