Tag Archive for Guinness World Record

At 112, Holocaust survivor in Haifa is deemed ‘World’s Oldest Man’


After providing an official document issued in 1918 as proof, Israeli Holocaust survivor who’s living in Haifa, Yisrael Kristal, has acquired Guinness World Records recognition.

By i24news


Yisrael Kristal, a 112-year-old Holocaust survivor living in Israel, has been formally recognized as the world’s oldest man, Haaretz reports.

Taken on January 21, 2016, Yisrael Kristal sitting in his home in the Israeli city of Haifa, Israel – Photo: AFP

Reports surfaced at the end of January that Kristal’s grandson Oren had received an email from the Gerontology Research Group informing him that Yasutaro Koide of Japan had passed away, just two months short of his 113th birthday. Continue Reading »

Berlin European Maccabiah’s Shabbat Dinner Breaks Guinness World Record

14th European Maccabi Games hosted 2,322 Jewish athletes from all over the world in Berlin for largest Shabbat Dinner ever. 



The European Maccabiah set a new Guinness world record – and it had nothing to do with sports.

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2,322 Jewish athletes from all over the world set a new Guinness world record for the biggest Shabbat dinner during the 2015 Maccabiah Games in Berlin July 31, 2015 – Photo: i24news/Polina Garaev

2,322 athletes participating in the games taking place in Berlin and guests of the Maccabi organization who gathered on Friday at the largest hotel in Germany, broke the record for the largest Shabbat dinner. Continue Reading »

New Guinness World Record: 6 Israelis swim from Cyprus to Israel

Last year’s attempt was cut short after a fierce sea storm, but a group of 6 Israelis just swam for 6 days breaking the Guinness World Record for longest group relay swim in open sea.


An Israeli team broke the Guinness World Record for the longest open sea group relay swim on Saturday, reaching the Israeli coast after swimming 380 km from Cyprus.

Six Israeli swimmers at the Marina in Herzliya after swimming Cyprus.

Six Israeli swimmers at the Marina in Herzliya after swimming Cyprus. – Photo: AFP

The six-man team, Udi Arel, Ori Sela, Doron Amosi, Ben Anosh, Luke Shetbon and Oded Rahav, set off from the beach at Paphos on Sunday, swam in four-to-five kilometers turns for six days. Continue Reading »

Guinness world record made in Tel Aviv for largest Shabbat dinner

Israel: 2,226 people were counted by Guinness, participated at Hangar 11, at the Tel Aviv Port, to set newest world record for largest Shabbat dinner ever.



Girls in miniskirts and high heels; rabbis in black hats and white Shirts; the revelry of the Gay Pride parade in the background – this is Friday night in Tel Aviv and a Shabbat for the record books.

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Tel Aviv hosts shabbat dinner, June 13 Photo: LAURA KELLY

Exactly 2,226 people gathered at Hangar 11 at the Tel Aviv Port to participate in the record making largest Shabbat meal ever, organized by White City Shabbat, the Tel Aviv-based NGO that organizes public shabbat meals once a month at the Goren Synagogue on Modigliani Street, as well as other events geared toward the English-speaking and olim community that include holiday learning classes, chalah baking classes, and religious lectures. Continue Reading »

Shimon Peres holds Guinness World Record by teaching largest online civics class

Israeli President Shimon Peres breaks world record by delivering a civics class to about 9,000 high school students in over 200 classrooms across Israel.



Israel’s President Shimon Peres delivered an online civics class to more than 9,000 Israeli high school students in 215 classrooms across Israel, setting a new world record.

President Shimon Peres giving an online civics class to some 9,000 students, breaking world record.

President Shimon Peres giving an online civics class to some 9,000 students, breaking world record.- Photo: Facebook

The Presidential Class, held Thursday morning at Cisco Israel headquarters in Netanya, was billed as the largest online civics class in the world. Cisco officials decided to make that billing official.

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