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What You Missed in the News: February 16 - 23

Our Top Stories this week include our ongoing Top 20 Under 40 series, the funniest SNL moments, a review of 'House of Cards' Season 2, the new South Park game, Philip Glass, Guy Davidi, and more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: February 23rd, 2014 in News » World

It was a good week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life, as we continued with our 4th annual Top 20 Under 40 series. To recap, we have compiled a list of our top stories for the week of February 16th, 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.

Top 20 Under 40: Jordan Nahmias

Nahmias is a respected entertainment lawyer and founder of the Open Roof Festival, focusing on both music and film

Jewish Top 10s: SNL Moments

With Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon officially taking over the top late night shows in America, we thought it’d be cool to see just where they came from

REVIEW: 'House of Cards' Season 2

Netflix delivers another addictive season of dirty politics and backstabbing reporters definitely worthy of binge-watching

Top 20 Under 40: Liane Balaban

Balaban is an actress and the co-founder of Crankytown, which teaches young women about their period and offers anyone the opportunity to make a short film about menstruation

In the New South Park Game, Play as A Fighter, Mage, Thief, or Jew

The Stick of Truth, the new South Park role playing game, pokes fun at anything and everything, but particularly, Game of Thrones, and the Hebrew tribe

The Nosh Pit - Kosher Filipino Recipes

For your next family meal, why not celebrate with some traditional Filipino recipes, kosher-style?

Top 20 Under 40: Jody Spiegel

Spiegel is the Director of the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program and International Coordinator of the International Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Azrieli Foundation

Shalom, Belgium: A Jewish Culture Guide

Although it has faced difficult periods, the Belgian Jewish community is now large, proud, and thriving. With such a rich history, Belgium is definitely worth the visit

Jewish Hall of Fame: Philip Glass

This week's inductee into the Hall of Fame is considered one of the most prolific and influential musicians of the late 20th century

Top 20 Under 40: Jessica Grossman

Jessica is the founder and spokesperson for Uncover Ostomy, an online awareness campaign seeking to eliminate negative ostomy stigma

Breakthrough Jew - Guy Davidi

Davidi is the director of 2013's Academy Award nominated documentary feature '5 Broken Cameras'

Startup Club: OrCam

OrCam has developed a revolutionary device that helps the blind and visually impaired community like nothing else available on the market

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Here’s Your Chance to Meet Adam Lambert

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Startup Club: Check

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California University Joins BDS Movement Against Israel

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