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Israel's record-breaking hummus

By Jessica Elgot, January 11, 2010
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Israel has regained the world record for making the largest bowl of hummus, doubling a Lebanese record less than three months ago.

More than 50 chefs, both Arab and Jewish, from Abu Gosh made 8,800 pounds of hummus, which was three and a half metres across and made in a broadcast dish from the local television station.

The chefs used more than two tons of chickpeas, one and a half tons of sesame paste and hundreds of lemons, garlic cloves and litres of olive oil.

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Jeneration reps discuss New York trip

October 15, 2009
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Campus representatives from Jeneration reflect on their fact-finding mission to New York City.

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Maurice Siegal takes on X Factor

By Jessica Elgot, September 21, 2009
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Maurice Siegel, 76, from Southend was the latest Jewish wannabe to make his singing debut on ITV's X Factor.

The retired telesales worker, dressed in a frilly, shocking pink shirt, told judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole that he had "500 female fans in Southend alone".

But Maurice was not to repeat the success of fellow Jewish contestant Stacey Solomon.

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Aviv Geffen eyes UK domination

By Jessica Elgot, July 28, 2009
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Israeli artist Aviv Geffen, whose music has comfortably outsold Madonna, Coldplay and U2 in Israel is launching his first English language album, and has now released his debut English single "It was meant to be a love song."

Aviv is currently devoting his time to political music, and his recent single ‘Everybody’s Child’ is currently is intended to put pressure on the Israeli government to bring home soldier hostage Gilad Shalit.

The singer is donating all profits from the song to the campaign for Shalit’s release and urging people to help bring the soldier home.

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Hebrew for beginners

By YouTube, June 4, 2009
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Learn Hebrew with Elvis

By burtonr, June 4, 2009
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Jewish Wassup

By YouTube, September 19, 2008
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