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Tanzania Mountain Journey Tests the Strength of Jewish Londoners and Israelis

Thursday, 12 June, 2008 - 12:20 pm

mDRc2068533.jpgThe night before his 14-hour hike up Mount Meru – a nearly 15,000-foot tall volcano in Tanzania’s scenic Arusha National ParkDr. Itamar Shein couldn’t sleep.

“Is this altitude, attitude or just anxiety?” the Londoner wrote in his journal.

In the end, it didn’t matter. The general practitioner, who joined a group of 12 Jewish men from Great Britain and Israel for a trek through the African nation benefiting London’s Chabad-Lubavitch of Hendon, battled fatigue and the elements to successfully make it to the summit.

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