Shalom Life | August 27, 2014

What You Missed in the News: August 18 - 25

Our Top Stories this week include the ten best Ice Bucket challenges, Toronto's pro-Israel rally, Ferguson, BDS, and more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: August 25th, 2014 in News » World

What You Missed in the News: August 18 - 25

It was an informative week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life. To recap, we have compiled a list of our top stories for the week of August 11th, 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 Ten Best Jewish Ice Bucket Challenges

From Drake to Adam Sandler, here are some of the best challenges we've seen that benefit the ALS Foundation

Startup Club: Lob

The Sunnyvale-based startup allows even the smallest companies to have access to commercial printing and mailing services

Indian Community Holds 'Biggest' Pro-Israel Rally in Years

Over 20,000 march together in Kolkata to demonstrate solidarity with Israel

War Machine: American Men Are Treated Worse than 'Jews in Nazi Germany'

MMA fighter Jon Koppenhaver was arrested last week in connection to the beating of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack

Ontario Students Pass BDS Resolultion

The Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students unanimously voted to boycott Israel

Jewish Hall of Fame: Paul Allen

The co-founder of Microsoft, Allen also founded Vulcan Inc., and currently owns two major sports teams

In Toronto, Thousands Arrive to Rally Against anti-Semitism

Over 4,000 showed up at a community march to demonstrate that "we will not be silent" in the wake of rising global anti-Semitism

Study: An Overwhelming 86% of Israelis Are Happy, Despite the Conflict

An official survey shows that 4.3 million Israelis are 'satisfied' with their lives

The Love Jewce: In Love & Birthright

There are no words to describe how deeply I fell for the country, the Israeli people or for him

Taipei Restaurant Sells "Long Live Nazi Spaghetti"

Both Israeli and German representatives have since condemned the Italian restaurant in Taiwan's capital

Holocaust Survivor Arrested in Ferguson Protests

90-year-old Hedy Epstein, known for speaking out against Israel in the past, was apprehended by police after "failing to disperse"

The Nosh Pit - Kosher Recipes Starring Peaches

You don't have to live in Georgia to enjoy fresh peach recipes.

Ice Bucket Challenge Spawns New Trend: Spreading Hummus On Your Face

Three IDF soldiers have put their own spin on the trending Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Foundation with Hamas VS. Hummus

Do Nice Guys Really Finish Last? Israeli Study Says Yes

Interdisciplinary Center study finds that men are attracted to niceness, but women prefer ‘masculine behavior. ‘

New York Synagogue Bans Hebrew

The orthodox Satmar sect of Kiryas Joel, in Orange County, says it is forbidden to speak "in the impure sectarian Hebrew language"

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Hope to Co-Star in a Film

August 26, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Hope to Co-Star in a Film

The married couple is looking for the right project to work on together

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Sarah Silverman Wins Emmy, Thanks “My Jews”

August 26, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Sarah Silverman Wins Emmy, Thanks “My Jews”

The comedian won on Monday night for Best Writing for a Variety Show

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Scarlett Johansson Designs T-Shirt For Planned Parenthood

August 26, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Scarlett Johansson Designs T-Shirt For Planned Parenthood

The initiative 'Women Are Watching' seeks to educate and mobilize young voters about women's health issues and rights.

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Howard Stern Takes On The ALS Ice (Cube) Challenge [VIDEO]

August 26, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Howard Stern Takes On The ALS Ice (Cube) Challenge [VIDEO]

The 'America's Got Talent' judge completed the popular challenge kinda.

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The Love Jewce: An Interview With Shoes by Jews

August 26, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: An Interview With Shoes by Jews

We speak to Shawn Michael (no, not the wrestler) about their product that "discreetly provides an extra 2-3 inches of height" to shorter men

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Parents of Missing American Yeshiva Student Offer $28,000 Reward

August 26, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Parents of Missing American Yeshiva Student Offer $28,000 Reward

Aaron Sofer has been missing since Friday when he went hiking in Jerusalem

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Watchdog Calls Out BBC For Hamas 'Propaganda'

August 26, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Watchdog Calls Out BBC For Hamas 'Propaganda'

BBC Watch accuses the newspaper of "absolving Hamas of truce violation," and refusing to name the 4-year-old Israeli who was killed by Hamas mortar fire

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BDS Victory Over SodaStream Equals 900 Palestinians Out of Work

August 26, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
BDS Victory Over SodaStream Equals 900 Palestinians Out of Work

SodaStream is moving its Ma'ale Adumim factory to the Negev

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