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What You Missed in the News: November 17 - 24

Our Top Stories this week include our Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide, Our Top 10 Jewish Villains, Vanessa Hidary, Rob Schneider, Adam Lambert, Hunger Games, and more

By: Daniel Koren
Published: November 24th, 2013 in News » World
Our Top Stories for the week of November 17th

It was an incredible week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life. To recap, we have compiled a list of Shalom Life's top stories for the week of November 17th, containing our most read, most interesting, and most talked about material focusing on a range of topics that include news, culture, business, technology, politics and more.

The Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide: RECAP [BONUS GIVEAWAY]

As Hanukkah draws nearer, Shalom Life is proud to continue with our Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide: 8 crazy nights of amazing gift ideas, and 8 crazy nights of free giveaways, poised to make this year's holiday a bit easier, a bit less stressful, and a bit lighter on your wallet.

Check out Days Six, Seven, Eight, and our BONUS GIVEAWAY for some great gift ideas for this Hanukkah season.

Jewish Hall of Fame: Mark Spitz

The third inductee into the Hall of Fame is legendary Olympian Mark Spitz, whose broken over a dozen records in his lifetime and holds nine Olympic Gold medals, one Silver, and one Bronze

Breakthrough Jew - Vanessa Hidary aka "Hebrew Mamita"

This actress/director/producer/writer/spoken word performer tackles stereotypes and cultural norms with her powerful and poignant prose.

Jewish Top 10s: Villains

For this week's list, we look at some of the most complicated and unsettling Jewish antagonists in literature, film, and television; warning, this is not a list about Jewish heroes

Katz's Deli Hosts Orgasm Flash Mob Paying Tribute to 'When Harry Met Sally' [VIDEO]

20 actresses in an improv group arrived at the legendary New York deli to recreate the iconic fake-orgasm scene from the film starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal

Adam Lambert Returns to Billboard’s Hot 100 With Lady Gaga Cover

The former ‘American Idol’ star debuted at No. 39 for his version of ‘Marry the Night’ on ‘Glee’

The Nosh Pit: Sweet Potato Awareness Month Recipes

In honor of National Sweet Potato Awareness Month, take a look at these sumptuous recipes for all things sweet potato.

REVIEW: Live from Toronto, It's Thursday Night!!!!

SNL alumni Chris Kattan, Horatio Sanz and Rob Schneider arrived in Toronto Thursday for a memorable, and hilarious, evening of stand-up comedy, the proceeds of which will go to the Israel Cancer Research Fund

The Maccabeats Release Hanukkah Song Inspired by Fan [VIDEO]

The new Hanukkah song is a cover of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Daniel Kalla Discusses His Latest Novel ‘Rising Sun, Falling Shadows’

The Globe and Mail best-selling author joins us to discuss his eighth and most recent novel

REVIEW: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had a tough road ahead of it. Luckily, Catching Fire saw that road, shot it up with arrows, lit it on fire, and kept on ploughing forward

Startup Club: Single Cask Nation

Shalom Life speaks to Joshua Hatton, president & co-founder of the popular Jewish whisky company, one of the only establishments to offer high-quality, carefully selected, kosher whisky [INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO DRINKING WHISKY INSIDE]

Shalom, Switzerland: A Jewish Culture Guide

Complete with awe-inspiring vistas, equally as stunning architecture, and a friendly populace, and lest we forget, an abundance of fine chocolate, Switzerland is definitely worth a visit.

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Israeli Consulate to Host Event Strengthening Israel-India Relationship

The event will help bring Toronto’s Jewish and Indian communities together and will host a number of special guests, including Noam Ben-Ozer and DJ Schneeweiss

The Mitzvah Diaries: Schoolkids Create Band of Brothers to Protect

For this week's edition of Mitzvah Diaries, we look at a selfless group of 6-year-old kids who have united together to support their school's waterboy, who is frequently bullied

After Inspiring Millions with Cover of Katy Perry's 'Roar', Toronto

The young Jewish girl passed away Monday after a year-long battle with brain cancer, during which she dedicated her energies to raising money for cancer research

Pretty Woman, Fight Club Producer Arnon Milchan Admits Past Life

The successful Hollywood producer has admitted to Israel's Channel 2 News that he was an Israeli secret agent and arms dealer

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Aharon Karov

Five years after his near death experience while serving as a paratrooper with the IDF, 27-year-old Aharon Karov competed in the New York City Marathon; in a Shalom Life exclusive, he talks about how he came to accomplish this tremendous feat

Man Charged with Hate Crime after Punching Orthodox Jew in

A 28-year-old man has been charged with punching a 24-year-old in the face as part of the disturbing 'knockout' game being played in the New York area

Israeli Consulate to Host Event Strengthening Israel-India Relationship

The event will help bring Toronto’s Jewish and Indian communities together and will host a number of special guests, including Noam Ben-Ozer and DJ Schneeweiss

The Mitzvah Diaries: Schoolkids Create Band of Brothers to Protect

For this week's edition of Mitzvah Diaries, we look at a selfless group of 6-year-old kids who have united together to support their school's waterboy, who is frequently bullied

After Inspiring Millions with Cover of Katy Perry's 'Roar', Toronto

The young Jewish girl passed away Monday after a year-long battle with brain cancer, during which she dedicated her energies to raising money for cancer research

Pretty Woman, Fight Club Producer Arnon Milchan Admits Past Life

The successful Hollywood producer has admitted to Israel's Channel 2 News that he was an Israeli secret agent and arms dealer

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Aharon Karov

Five years after his near death experience while serving as a paratrooper with the IDF, 27-year-old Aharon Karov competed in the New York City Marathon; in a Shalom Life exclusive, he talks about how he came to accomplish this tremendous feat

Man Charged with Hate Crime after Punching Orthodox Jew in

A 28-year-old man has been charged with punching a 24-year-old in the face as part of the disturbing 'knockout' game being played in the New York area

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