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Unusual World Championships

Rochel Burstyn

Competitions can be lots of fun. But what happens if you’re not good at sports or chess? Never fear: there are world championships for underappreciated sports (like ironing) and even games (like rock-paper-scissors). Check out some other unusual world championships:

 

Zooming Around With Zeidy Zakon

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Zeidy Zakon’s jeep is ready to go zooooming up north to Tzfas.

 

Tales of Triumph: Flying through Turbulence

As told to Riva Pomerantz

You know what turbulence feels like, when it seems pretty certain that the plane is going to fall away from under you and your heart is thumping somewhere around your knees and you’re praying like your life depends on it? If you’re nodding your head right now, then you’ll be able to at least identify somewhat with this next line: My childhood was one long, painful turbulence.



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