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Date:8/6/2009

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A "Kosher Koncoction" unlike anything ever seen, the world's largest matzo ball, weighing in at an astounding 267 pounds was unveiled today on the streets of New York to celebrate an upcoming basketball game between the New York Knicks and a team from Israel to benefit the world's largest orphanage.

Officials from the New York Knicks, Israel's largest orphanage, specialized chefs who worked for three months to create the behemoth ball gathered with NYPD police officers who escorted the oversized matzo monster from a special oversized kitchen in New Jersey, where the sumo-sized ball was created. After it was unveiled and measured amidst a cheering crowd of families and children, the ball found how short-lived fame is as it was cut into bite sized pieces and shared with the throngs gathered to witness history being made and then consumed. Leftovers were donated to a Brooklyn soup kitchen.

The massive round mound of matzo was trucked with police escort from a specially designed 100-gallon kettle in New Jersey where it slow boiled for two days by a team of a dozen chefs before being lifted by a custom designed "soup sling" by two dozen helpers into a large protective crate before being transported in a 24-foot freightliner through the streets of New York to its ultimate unveiling and measurement for the world record.

It was all to celebrate an upcoming basketball game, which will be played on October 18 at Madison Square Garden between the New York Knicks and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv benefiting Migdal Ohr, the world's largest orphanage in Northern Israel and home to nearly 7,000 orphaned, impoverished, underprivileged and new immigrant children.

Robert Katz, executive vice president of the American Friends of Migdal Ohr, said that when these teams played two years ago, it was the most successful exhibition bask
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