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  • Four Israelis saved from Mount Everest

    April 27, 2015 | 10:26 am

    An Israeli rescue team saved four Israelis from Mount Everest, where they had been trapped by the earthquake that has devastated Nepal.
    A rescue team sent to Nepal by Harel, an Israeli insurance company, brought the Israeli hikers, who are in good health, to safety on Monday, the...

  • Jewish Google exec dies on Mount Everest in avalanche triggered by Nepal quake

    April 27, 2015 | 9:29 am

    A Jewish Google executive, Dan Fredinburg, was killed in an avalanche triggered on Mount Everest by the earthquake in Nepal.

    Fredinburg, the head of privacy for Google X, the company’s ideas lab, suffered a major head injury in the avalanche and died, his younger sister Megan...

  • Nepal death toll rises as rescue efforts hampered

    April 27, 2015 | 8:36 am

    The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal rose to more than 3,300 (with some estimates as high as 3,700) two days after it struck, as planes carrying rescue workers and aid were delayed due to natural conditions.

    One Israeli plane carrying 90 Israeli rescue workers and supplies...

  • 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,...