Shalom Life | December 22, 2014

Shalom Life's Top Stories of the Week

Links to our most popular stories from the week of March 24-30

By: David Shear

Published: March 30th, 2012 in News » World

Shalom Life's Top Stories of the Week

We know you’re busy and we can’t expect you to read every story we publish (although we would love it if you did), so we’re starting a weekly feature every Friday highlighting the top stories of the week, in case you missed any.

This week Germany elected its first Jewish Mayor since the Holocaust, new Israeli innovation helps premature babies, Jewish school punishes students for using our favorite social media site and much more.

- Frankfurt Elects First Jewish Mayor Since Holocaust

- New Israeli Device Helps Detect Respiratory Problems in Premature Infants

- Education or Facebook: Jewish School Asks Students to Choose

- Rapper Shyne is Turning Music Into Humanitarian Aid

- Roseanne Tweets Zimmerman’s Home Address, Threatens to go Herself

- Israeli-Canadian Author Ayelet Tsabari Talks the Best Place on Earth

- Deadmu5 Bashes Madonna for Promoting Ecstasy Use

- For Linkedin Founder Reid Hoffman, Relationships Rule the World

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Haaretz Journalist Arrested for 'Spitting' at IDF Soldiers

December 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Haaretz Journalist Arrested for 'Spitting' at IDF Soldiers

Gideon Levy, the popular Israeli columnist for the center-left publication, allegedly also cursed at soldiers at a Palestinian checkpoint

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2014 A Sad Story for Gal Mekel as Pelicans Release Him

December 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
2014 A Sad Story for Gal Mekel as Pelicans Release Him

The Israeli point guard, who had only signed with the New Orleans squad two weeks ago, averaged 1.5 points and 3.3 assists in four games

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Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (20-11)

December 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (20-11)

Join Shalom Life in celebrating the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and beautiful Jewish women of the year.

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Israeli Santa Claus Hands Out Free Trees in Jerusalem [VIDEO]

December 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Israeli Santa Claus Hands Out Free Trees in Jerusalem [VIDEO]

Jerusalem's Christian residents got a cheerful surprise Monday

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Tel Aviv Sets World Record For Dreidel-Spinning

December 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Tel Aviv Sets World Record For Dreidel-Spinning

754 Israelis were able to spin their dreidels simultaneously for at least ten seconds

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Construction of First Coca-Cola Factory in Gaza Begins

December 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Construction of First Coca-Cola Factory in Gaza Begins

The move could eventually lead to thousands of new jobs for Palestinian workers

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REVIEW: 'Jersey Boys' Brings Cheer to Toronto For the Holiday Season

December 22, 2014 | By Annie Constantinescu
REVIEW: 'Jersey Boys' Brings Cheer to Toronto For the Holiday Season

Forget Rudolph, Frosty or Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights. Let Mirvish get The Four Season stuck in your head this holiday season.

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Op-Ed: 'Eviction Notice' for Israel on US campuses

December 22, 2014 | By Peretz Lavie
Op-Ed: 'Eviction Notice' for Israel on US campuses

What began several years ago as a local initiative in a few universities has turned into a poisonous, organized and well-funded campaign with clear goals - isolating and boycotting Israel in general and the Israeli academia in particular

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