Shalom Life | July 28, 2014

What You Missed in the News: July 13 - 20

Our Top Stories this week include Toronto's rally for the people of Israel, the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, and more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: July 20th, 2014 in News » World

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 July 13th, 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 Places to Bring A First Date

With summer in full swing, love is in the air

Startup Club: Bizzabo

The Tel Aviv-based startup offers an ideal, interactive platform for B2B networking

Jewish Hall Of Fame: Sid Luckman

During his 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears, the all-star led them to four NFL championships

Toronto Jewry Rallies for the People of Israel

1,500 members of Jewish Toronto made their way to Beth Tzedec to show their support for the people of Israel

Breakthrough Jew - Troye Sivan

This 19-year-old actor, singer, and YouTube sensation is set to become a household name

IDF Soldier Illegally Hosts an AMA on Reddit

If caught, the unknown 21-year-old Israeli faces jail time

Op-Ed: Operation Protective Edge - An Exit Strategy

Following the Hamas refusal of a ceasefire, the Israelis have two different avenues to pursue to restore quiet and stability to its citizens

Shalom, Denmark: A Jewish Culture Guide

Explore the Jewish history and culture of Denmark through synagogues, cemetaries, and numerous community events

Op-Ed: The War on Social Media

While rockets continue to divide the Israelis and Palestinians, a different kind of war is taking place, online

JetBlue Removes Jewish Doctor From Plane

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg was removed after an argument with a Palestinian passenger

The Love Jewce: When Tinder Gets Political

As tensions rise in the Middle East, be careful before you swipe: you might get harassed

Madonna Sparks Instagram Controversy

The iconic singer/songwriter was attacked by her Israeli followers after posting a picture of murdered Palestinian youth Mohammed Abu Khdeir

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Blasts Israel On Stage

"They don't get our taxes to drop bombs on children," the frontman said

The Nosh Pit - Kosher Recipes Starring Blackberries

This summer, don't forget about the "other other" berry, the delicious and versatile blackberry

Ron Dermer to CNN: You Do Your Viewers A Disservice [VIDEO] Ron Dermer to CNN: You Do Your Viewers A Disservice [VIDEO] TrendingOp-Ed: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – With Friends Like This Who Needs Enemies? Op-Ed: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – With Friends Like This Who Needs Enemies? TrendingSenior Hamas Officials Are Living the Good Life Senior Hamas Officials Are Living the Good Life Trending
 

Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg Team Up For HBO Mockumentary

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg Team Up For HBO Mockumentary

The 'Girls' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' stars will appear in an upcoming sports mockumentary.

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Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO]

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO]

The controversial comedian slammed Gomez for her #PrayForGaza tweet

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The Ten Best Seinfeld Memes

July 25, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau & Daniel Koren
The Ten Best Seinfeld Memes

We look at some of the most entertaining memes inspired by the iconic TV show

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Jesse Eisenberg Feels Safe In Israel, Calls It "A Wonderful Country"

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Jesse Eisenberg Feels Safe In Israel, Calls It "A Wonderful Country"

The 'Social Network' star recently visited for a Q&A at Beit Lessin Theatre

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James Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He's Dating Zac Efron

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
James Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He's Dating Zac Efron

The 'Neighbors' co-stars are apparently in a serious relationship, according to a very unreliable gossip site

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Guess what Canada? Daniel Radcliffe is Stuck Here Due To Visa Issues

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Guess what Canada? Daniel Radcliffe is Stuck Here Due To Visa Issues

Torontonians should be on the look out for the former 'Harry Potter' star

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Shia LaBeouf Arrives in Court For 'Cabaret' Incident

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Shia LaBeouf Arrives in Court For 'Cabaret' Incident

The former 'Transformers' actor appeared unshaven in a suit to face charges for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment

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Cupcake Truck Calls Israelis "Zionist Pigs"

July 25, 2014 | By Hugh Holt
Cupcake Truck Calls Israelis "Zionist Pigs"

New York-based Cupcake Crew, a finalist on Cupcake Wars, tweet some rather offensive comments

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