Israeli flag made of cookies in Atlanta breaks Guinness World Record


(JTA) — The Atlanta Jewish community broke a Guinness World Record after creating an Israeli flag out of edible cookies.

The flag assembled by volunteers on Sunday used about 117,000 cookies and stretched to 3,224 feet across the plastic-covered floor of the Heritage Hall in Congregation Beth Jacob. It was created to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday.

The previous record-holder was a flag to mark Pakistan’s 70th. The new record-holder is 32 percent larger, the Atlanta Jewish Times reported.

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

Sponsors of the cookies at $10 each have raised more than $103,000 for the Cookies for Israel project, with the donations going 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 for distribution to be eaten.

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