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  • Israeli swimmers set open-water relay distance record

    October 13, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Six Israelis set a world record for open-water relay distance swimming.

    The swimmers completed their 236-mile trek on Saturday, crossing the eastern Mediterranean from Cyprus to Israel in 123 hours, 10 minutes, according to the website of the World Open Water Swimming...

  • Russian Jewish billionaires sing ‘Hallelujah’ (and thank God it’s over)

    June 26, 2014 | 9:52 am

    If time really is money, then the song that producer Igor Sandler recorded on Tuesday at his Moscow studio not only will be the longest tune ever released, but may be among the costliest to make.

    That’s because the people singing in Sandler’s bid to enter the Guinness Book of...

  • Binghamton U. students say they’re the top dreidel spinners [VIDEO]

    December 11, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Jewish students at Binghamton University in upstate New York say they have documentation to prove that they broke the Guinness World Record for dreidel spinning.

    Some 749 dreidels were spun simultaneously for at least 10 seconds Monday night at the Chabad Center for Jewish...

  • World’s largest falafel ball is certified

    May 16, 2011 | 10:24 am

    A falafel ball weighing nearly 52.8 pounds created at a Jewish food festival in California has been certified as the world’s largest.

    The falafel ball was certified on Sunday for submission to the Guinness Book of World Records at the Santa Clarita Valley Jewish Food and Cultural...

  • UPDATE: Chef to try for falafel ball record at Santa Clarita fest

    May 10, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    UPDATE: The falafel ball, weighing nearly 52.8 pounds, has been certified as the world’s largest.

    The Santa Clarita Valley could become home to the world’s largest falafel ball on

    May 15, when local chef Dawn Walker tries to craft and cook a deep-fried chickpea patty that will...

  • Israeli chess grandmaster achieves world record

    October 22, 2010 | 10:03 am

    An Israeli chess grandmaster bested an Iranian’s world record by playing 527 ranked chess players simultaneously in Tel Aviv and winning 87 percent of the games.

    Alik Gershon began playing the concurrent matches on Thursday morning in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in an attempt to break...

  • Santa Monica Synagogue set its dreidels on a world record [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    December 29, 2008 | 6:12 pm

    They may not be the fastest or strongest, but that didn't stop one West Coast synagogue from aspiring entry into The Guinness Book of World Records.

    On the second night of Chanukah, the Santa Monica Synagogue attempted to set a new world record: Most Dreidels Spinning...