Shalom Life | May 19, 2014

What You Missed in the News: March 9 - 16

Our Top Stories this week include our ongoing Top 20 Under 40 series, Simpsons cameos, interviews with marathon-runner Pat Farmer and EBTN's Steve Goldbloom, and much more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: March 16th, 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 March 9th, 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.

Meet ShalomLife's Top 20 Under 40 of 2014

Over the last month, we have profiled twenty of the most exceptional and most talented individuals working in their respective fields, both locally and globally; in case you missed any, here's a recap of this year's Top 20 Under 40

Jewish Top 10s: Simpsons Cameos

After 25 seasons, The Simpsons has remained as one of the most cultural, topical and popular shows on television, and naturally, has hosted celebrity cameos of a very high caliber; here's a look at some of our favourites

Startup Club: PointGrab

PointGrab is looking to completely alter how we communicate with our devices and home appliances with its revolutionary gesture recognition software

Top 20 Under 40 - Daniel Dale

Daniel Dale is Toronto's acting City Hall bureau chief, covering Rob Ford for the past 3 years.

Breakthrough Jew - Ninet Tayeb

Tayeb won the first season of Kokhav Nolad (A Star is Born), the Israeli version of American Idol

Op-Ed: Should the Jewish Press Have Fired Writer Over 'Anti-Orthodox' Article?

Yuri Yanover, whose piece on the IDF draft was titled ’50 Thousand Haredim March So Only Other Jews Die in War,’ has been heavily scrutinized, though it seems many readers agree with his point, as insensitive as it may be

Top 20 Under 40 - Sherry Malakhi

Malakhai is the creator of the Made For Love jewelry brand, inspired by numerous cultures the world over, each piece is handmade with attention to detail

Jewish Hall of Fame: Robert Adler

The latest inductee into the Hall of Fame is the Austrian-born American inventor who reinvented the wireless remote control, helped devevlop touch screen technology, and held several other patents

Shalom, Budapest: A Jewish Culture Guide

Budapest has the largest Jewish population in Eastern Europe, with estimates ranging from 80,000 to 110,000.

Top 20 Under 40 - Dan and Yael Kanter

Dan Kanter is Justin Bieber's Musical Director and lead guitarist, and his wife, Yael, runs the popular e-commerce vintage fashion boutiqe, VintageCouture.com

Pat Farmer’s Middle East Peace Run

An exclusive Interview with the ultra-marathon runner trying to bring peace to the Middle-East

Top 20 Under 40 - Neil Closner

Closner is the CEO of MedReleaf Corp., a Canadian owned and operated medical cannabis producer and distributor licensed under Health Canada

Everything But the News: A PBS Show That Pokes Fun At PBS

ShalomLife speaks to Steve Goldbloom, whose new show for PBS Digital is a form of satircal, investigative journalism, both educational and hilarious


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We look at the best films director or produced by this generation's preeminent comedy guru

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Israeli Men Have World’s Fourth Highest Life Expectancy

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Cab Driver Suspended For Wearing Nazi Armband

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NYC cabbie suspended for 30 days for "outrageous and inflammatory gesture."

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Israeli Cheese: Better Than European

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On the heels of an upcoming partnership, China's Bright Food rep says Israeli cheese is best

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Bring on the Laughter with Jewish Folks Telling Jewish Jokes

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Op-Ed: Battle for Israel's Future Should be Fought on US Campuses

May 16, 2014 | By Naor R. Bitton
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For the first time in decades, a coordinated pro-Israel student grassroots movement is gaining momentum in American universities

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