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  • Confessions of a Harry Potter hoarder

    By Tess Cutler

    February 11, 2015 | 12:25 pm

    It took 15 years for Menahem Asher Silva Vargas to break the Guinness World Record, but now, not even Voldemort can stop him: The 37-year-old Mexico City lawyer is the proud owner of the biggest Harry Potter collection in the world. 

    Vargas started collecting in 1999 when he...

  • Shabbat dinner sets Guinness record

    June 18, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    More than 2,000 people in Tel Aviv set the Guinness World Record for largest Shabbat dinner.

    At a June 13 evening event hosted by White City Shabbat, a Tel Aviv organization that hosts and coordinates Shabbat meals, and co-sponsored by Chabad-Lubavitch, 2,226 people gathered for...

  • N.J. shul claims new menorah-lighting Guinness record

    December 12, 2012 | 10:06 am

    A New Jersey synagogue said that it set a new Guinness World Record by lighting 834 menorahs on 90 tables in an airport hangar.

    The event planned by the Jewish Center of Princeton, N.J., took place on Tuesday night, the fourth night of Chanukah, at the Princeton Airport. It was...