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  • An Israeli Climber Saves a Turkish Climber on Mount Everest

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 14, 2012 | 7:47 am

    Ever since the disaster on Mount Everest in 1996 as documented by Jon Krakauer in his bestselling book Into Thin Air, I have wondered what kind of person would need to climb the tallest mountain in the world (29,029 feet; 8,848 meters).

    I once asked my brother who is an avid...

  • Heroic Israeli mountain climber to receive medal from Peres

    May 29, 2012 | 10:31 am

    The Israeli who abandoned his quest to reach the summit of Mount Everest to rescue a Turkish climber will receive Israel’s Presidential Medal of Honor.

    Nadav Ben Yehuda, 24, was informed that he will receive the award next month at President Shimon Peres’ residence in Jerusalem,...