Shalom Life | June 17, 2014

What You Missed in the News: June 8 - 15

Our Top Stories this week include the top Ten Jewish characters in movies, interviews with the CEO of Retoy , David Yarus of JSwipe, and Andrew Kirschner, and much more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: June 15th, 2014 in News » World

What You Missed in the News: June 8 - 15

It was a good week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life. To recap, we have compiled a list of our top stories for the week of June 8th, 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.

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The Top Ten Jewish Characters in Movies

We look at the most entertaining, most hilarious, and most iconic Jewish characters in film

Meet the Candidates For Israeli Presidency

Learn about the five remaining candidates who are looking to replace Israeli President Shimon Peres in today's election

Startup Club: Retoy

We speak to CEO Josh Shabtai about the new toy company that aims to mix mobile games with real-life imagination

Breakthrough Jew - Francesca Segal

Segal is the author of the award-winning and critically acclaimed debut novel 'The Innocents'

Amaya Gaming Becomes Online Leader With $4.9 Billion Deal

The Montreal-based company will buy Oldford Group, operator of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Animal Advocate, Andrew Kirschner

Shalom Life speaks to the motivational Founder and CEO of Animal Rescue Bar

ADL: Nike Ad is Not anti-Semitic [VIDEO]

The Anti-Defamation League has dismissed the notion that Nike's latest World Cup ad is anti-Jewish

New License Plates Say ‘South Carolina Stands With Israel'

The State has issued a new vanity plate option which supports the State of Israel

Shalom, Rio de Janeiro: A Jewish Culture Guide

If you're visiting Brazil for the World Cup, check out some of these Jewish sites while you're there.

The Love Jewce: An Interview with JSwipe Founder David Yarus

Yarus delivers "mitzvahs on mitzvahs" to the world of love with his contemporary Jewish dating app

Jewish Hall Of Fame: Barney Ross

The boxing icon and WWII veteran was World Champion in three weight divisons

Rabbi Fulfills Her Jeopardy Dream

Sari Laufer was determined to make sure she answered a Jewish question correctly

The Nosh Pit - Kosher Recipes With Sausage

Just because you can't eat pork doesn't mean you should miss out on classics like "pigs in a blanket"!

UJA Federation Rewarded for Reducing its Carbon Footprint

UJA Toronto's Headquarters has received the Customers for Conservation award for its leadership in energy conservation

BAC2Fashion Charity Event Raises $55,000 For Toronto Seniors

UJA’s Community Connect hosted their 6th annual BAC2Fashion charity fashion show on May 28th.

Facebook "Likes" Could Lead to 15,000 Palestinian Executions Trending Israel and Germany Collaborate on Stolen Nazi Art Trending Fake Video of Orthodox Jew Being Hit by Taxi Goes Viral [VIDEO] Trending
 

The Nosh Pit - Kosher Brazilian World Cup Recipes

June 16, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
The Nosh Pit - Kosher Brazilian World Cup Recipes

Celebrate this year's World Cup with these yummy brazilian dishes!

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Rush's Geddy Lee Receives Honorary Music Doctorate [VIDEO]

June 16, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Rush's Geddy Lee Receives Honorary Music Doctorate [VIDEO]

In a video message, Lee jokes about how proud his Jewish mother will be about him becoming a doctor

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James Franco to Direct Off-Broadway Play

June 16, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain

Franco will take on Robert Boswell's 'The Long Shrift'

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Facebook "Likes" Could Lead to 15,000 Palestinian Executions

June 16, 2014 | By Graham Sigurdson
Facebook "Likes" Could Lead to 15,000 Palestinian Executions

A group created on Thursday in response to kidnapped Israeli teens is becoming more popular than anticipated.

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Israel and Germany Collaborate on Stolen Nazi Art

June 16, 2014 | By Graham Sigurdson

The countries will also develop a joint database system.

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Mila Kunis and James Franco Release Trailer For Movie No One's Heard of [VIDEO]

June 16, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Mila Kunis and James Franco Release Trailer For Movie No One's Heard of [VIDEO]

Franco and Kunis are joined by Jessica Chastian and Zach Braff in 'Forever Love'

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Bar Refaeli Joins Campaign to End Sexual Violence

June 16, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Bar Refaeli Joins Campaign to End Sexual Violence

The Israel supermodel believes it's #Timetoact

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Fake Video of Orthodox Jew Being Hit by Taxi Goes Viral [VIDEO]

June 16, 2014 | By Graham Sigurdson
Fake Video of Orthodox Jew Being Hit by Taxi Goes Viral [VIDEO]

The digitally created video has amassed over 1.5 million hits.

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