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What You Missed in the News: December 22 - 29

Our Top Stories this week include Evan Spiegel, our Best Movies of 2013, Louis C.K., Bob Dylan, Rap Genius and more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: December 29th, 2013 in News » World

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 December 22nd, 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.

Jewish Top 10s: Movies of the Year

In our third and final list of the Best of 2013, we look at some of the most riveting, thought-provking and hilarious films released this year

Israeli Researcher Discovers Bacteria-Killing Protein

The protein could possibly replace conventional antibiotics

Breakthrough Jew - Evan Spiegel

Spiegel is the co-founder of Snapchat, the app that allows you to send temporary photos, videos, and messages

I'm A Jew, A Social Jew, On Christmas

Contrary to popular belief, there are many outings and festivities that Jewish people can take part of this Christmas Eve and Day. Looking for something to do this Christmas? We got you covered

Shalom, Luxembourg: A Jewish Culture Guide

Although small in numbers, the Jewish community of Luxembourg is proud, yet well integrated into society. With a lengthy history, spanning well over a millennium, Luxembourg is definitely worth a visit

The New Dr. Ruth: Max Grunberg's Campaign to Promote Sexuality in the Religious Community

Shalom Life speaks to author/sex therapist Max Grunberg on his 'radical' views on Jewish orthodox sexuality

Jewish Hall of Fame: Theodor Herzl

This week's Hall of Fame inductee is the father of modern political Zionism who helped establish a Jewish state in the land of Israel

Startup Club: Interlude

Israeli-based Interlude may have entirely revolutionized the way we watch videos, introducing a new interactive platform to the medium, and charming the music industry with its video for Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'

Google Squashes Rap Genius 'Scheme'

"We effed up" says the founders of the popular annotation site after Google discovered it was running a backlink scheme to improve SEO

Louis CK, Howard Stern Join Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ [VIDEO]

The trailer for the third season of Seinfeld’s Crackle show has been released

Auschwitz Museum Hit By Theft And Vandalism Trending Holocaust Survivor Alexander Imich Is World's Oldest Man TrendingThe Backstreet Boys Are Coming to Israel The Backstreet Boys Are Coming to Israel Trending

UPS Deliveryman Also A Matchmaker

May 08, 2014 | By Daniel Koren

Terry Spiers introduced Zev Goldin and Chana Simon to one another, who lived blocks away from each other in Crown Heights

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Ukrainian Jews Create Task Force to Fight Against anti-Semitism

May 08, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Ukrainian Jews Create Task Force to Fight Against anti-Semitism

An eight-man unit has been set up in Kiev, with members having experience in either the IDF or with martial arts

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Israeli 3D Printing Company Offers Life-Saving Blood Recycling Machine at Fraction of the Cost

May 08, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky

Stratasys has partnered with British company Brightwake to make the production of a blood collector machine 96% cheaper

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Obama Receives Humanity Award From Spielberg Foundation

May 08, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Obama Receives Humanity Award From Spielberg Foundation

Spielberg's USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and education presented the U.S. President with the award Wednesday night

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A Stormy Day in Israel [PICS]

May 08, 2014 | By Ilana Curiel

Homes are being flooded in Beit Shemesh, while hundreds of students were left stranded at Masada

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Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Among Those Headlining Just for Laughs Festival

May 07, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder

Rogen and wife, Lauren Miller will also host their 'Hilarity for Charity' fundraiser for the National Alzheimer's Association at the festival.

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Jewish Hall of Fame: Daniel Auster

May 07, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall of Fame: Daniel Auster

In honor of celebrating 66 years of Israeli independence, we look at the acting mayor of Jerusalem when it became part of the State of Israel

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Musician, Rachael Sage

May 07, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen

Sage discusses Carole King, being raised Jewish, her latest album 'Next Destination' and much more

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