Israeli flag made of cookies breaks Guinness record

Israeli flag made of cookies breaks Guinness record

The Atlanta Jewish community broke a Guinness World Record after making a flag out of cookies.

The Israeli flag used about 117,000 cookies and spread over 3,224 square feet of the plastic-covered floor of the Heritage Hall in Atlanta’s Congregation Beth Jacob.

The flag was created to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday. The previous record-holder marked Pakistan’s 70th. The new record-holder is 32 percent larger, the Atlanta Jewish Times reported.

The flag was certified shortly before noon on Sunday by Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric.

People could sponsor the project, called Cookies for Israel, by buying one for $10; so far the project has raised more than $103,000. The funds will go to three nonprofit organizations in Israel: United Hatzalah, the volunteer emergency medical service; OneFamily Fund, which supports victims of terrorism; and the Jewish Agency’s Partnership2Gether program.

The cookies were donated to charities to be distributed and eaten.


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